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Jan Siewert (German pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈziːvɐt]; born 23 August 1982) is a German professional football manager and former player who played as a defensive midfielder. He was most recently the manager of Championship club Huddersfield Town.

Jan Siewert
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-08-23) 23 August 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Mayen, West Germany
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 TuS Mayen
Teams managed
2015–2016 Rot-Weiss Essen
2016–2017 VfL Bochum U19
2017–2019 Borussia Dortmund II
2019 Huddersfield Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Born in Mayen, Siewert played as a defensive midfielder for TuS Mayen.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Siewert trained at the Hennes-Weisweiler-Akademie.[2] After working as the assistant manager for the German under-17 and under-18 national teams,[1] Siewert signed a 3-year contract to become manager of German fourth-tier side Rot-Weiss Essen in June 2015.[2] He was sacked by the club in April 2016 after the club entered the relegation zone.[3] Siewert then became assistant manager of VfL Bochum, manager of the VfL Bochum under-19 team, and manager of Borussia Dortmund II.[1][4]

Huddersfield TownEdit

In January 2019 he was linked with the vacant manager's position at Premier League club Huddersfield Town,[5][6] and later that month he was appointed to the role, signing a contract until the summer of 2021.[7] In doing so he became the third Borussia Dortmund II manager in a row to leave that role to work in England; after David Wagner (who he replaced at Huddersfield) and Daniel Farke (who became manager of Norwich City).[8] Siewert stated that he did not wish to be compared to Wagner, his predecessor at Huddersfield.[9] Huddersfield were relegated to The Championship in March 2019 with six games remaining joining Ipswich Town and Derby County in being relegated so early in the season.[10] Huddersfield gained one point from their first three league games in the 2019-20 season and were knocked out of the EFL Cup first round by Lincoln City and on 16 August 2019, after one win during 19 games in charge, Siewert was sacked.[11]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of match played 16 August 2019
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref.
P W D L Win %
Rot-Weiss Essen 1 July 2015 3 April 2016 29 7 12 10 024.1 [12]
Borussia Dortmund II 1 July 2017 20 January 2019 55 25 15 15 045.5 [13]
Huddersfield Town 21 January 2019 16 August 2019 19 1 3 15 005.3 [14]
Total 103 33 30 40 032.0


  1. ^ a b c d "Profile". World Football. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b Ralf Wilhelm (15 June 2015). "Jan Siewert ist der neue Trainer von Rot-Weiss Essen" (in German). Waz. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Rot-Weiss Essen trennt sich von Trainer Jan Siewert" (in German). Der Westen. 3 April 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Profile" (in German). DFB. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Jan Siewert considered by Huddersfield to replace David Wagner". Sky Sports. 18 January 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  6. ^ Simon Stone (21 January 2019). "Jan Siewert: Huddersfield expected to name new manager within 24 hours". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Huddersfield Town appoint Jan Siewert from Borussia Dortmund as new manager". BBC Sport. 21 January 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  8. ^ Simon Stone (22 January 2019). "Jan Siewert: How have three Borussia Dortmund coaches ended up in England?". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Jan Siewert: New Huddersfield Town boss does not want David Wagner comparison". BBC Sport. 22 January 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Huddersfield relegated: Terriers captain Christopher Schindler feeling 'empty'". BBC Sport. 30 March 2019. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Jan Siewert: Huddersfield sack manager after 7 months in charge". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Rot-Weiss Essen – Trainerhistorie". Kicker (in German). Olympia-Verlag. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Borussia Dortmund II – Trainerhistorie". Kicker (in German). Olympia-Verlag. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Managers: Jan Siewert". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 May 2019.