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Jan Siewert speaks out as pressure builds on the Huddersfield Town boss

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Huddersfield Town head coach Jan Siewert has insisted that ‘he’s on the same page’ as chairman Phil Hodgkinson after yet another demoralising defeat – this time to League One newsboys Lincoln City.

The pressure is beginning to increase on the German manager, with him winning just one of his 18 matches in charge.

Huddersfield are now winless in 13 and after a tough start to life in the Championship the club is finding it hard to get out of the rut they found themselves in, after relegation from the Premier League.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, Siewert said: “It was not good at all.

“For me, we had a team on the pitch with no rhythm and players who came back late from pre-season on holiday and young players who never ever played with us. Still I cannot defend that performance.

“It is about all of us. The supporters are amazing and I could understand why they were not pleased. I would share their opinion, I do not hide it; it was a bad performance from us. We did see what we can, but it is about manage expectations.”

When asked about potentially re-signing in the near future, he said:  “Not at all, not at all.

“The whole time I have spoken with the board about what is happening. A few days ago, I spoke with the chairman about things and we are on the same page.”

Siewert is clearly under pressure at the helm after failing to claim a victory in either of his opening two Championship fixtures. The Terriers went down by two goals to one at home to Derby in their first game before drawing away at QPR.

The squad at his disposal has proven quality and players that have found their way out of the division and into the Premier League before.

However, it’s yet to be seen how much time Siewert will be given, but that first win will need to come quickly.

The Verdict

Seemingly the first boss under pressure in the Championship, and its not too much of a surprise.

After a poor Premier League season, a slow start in this division was always going to raise a few eyebrows from supporters.

Time is needed though as the Terriers are clearly trying to put their own stamp on the league with a different style – one which is in fact quite similar to previous boss David Wagner’s.

It’s a shame that talk is already beginning about his future, but with a record of one win in 18 you can’t argue if he was to be dismissed.

The other question you could ask, is if they were to sack Jan Siewert, who else is out there?

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