Former Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway believes that Huddersfield need to make another bold managerial appointment like David Wagner as they seek a successor for Jan Siewert.
The 36-year-old was sacked by the Terriers last week after a disastrous spell in charge of the Yorkshire outfit that saw them win just one game in seven months.
His appointment was greeted with initial optimism as the German coach was seen as a similar type of boss to Wagner, who had taken the club to the Premier League against all odds with a high-intensity, attractive approach.
And, Holloway told EFL on Quest that Huddersfield must stick to that and find a coach that can look to replicate the success that Wagner brought to the club, although he acknowledged it’s going to be very hard.
“They need another David Wagner. To try and follow him has been almost impossible. What the fella did was unbelievable, very Klopp like. To turn it around is going to be really tough for whoever.”
Mark Hudson in the current caretaker boss, with the side falling to a late defeat against Cardiff in his first game ahead of a home clash against Reading on Saturday.
The job Wagner did probably still hasn’t been appreciated by some as it was a truly outstanding achievement to take Huddersfield to the top-flight.
So, it was always going to be a tough task for Siewert to follow that but he didn’t show any signs that he could get the club back on track and the decision was right.
However, as Holloway states, that shouldn’t put them off another risky appointment as the tried and trusted route won’t necessarily work for Huddersfield as they don’t have the biggest budget. It will be interesting to see who they go for.
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