Huddersfield Town news: Jan Siewert confirms he will stay on beyond the end of current Premier League season following relegation
Jan Siewert has confirmed he is preparing for life at Huddersfield Town beyond the end of the Premier League season.
Huddersfield’s relegation from the top flight was confirmed last weekend, after defeat to Crystal Palace, with six games of the season still to play.
Siewert, who has been publicly backed by chairman Dean Hoyle this week, has already started preparing for the future and when asked whether he will stay, he responded: “Yes.”
The German was speaking ahead of the visit of Leicester this weekend and wants his players to go out and enjoy the final games of the season.
He said: “It’s about enjoying playing in the Premier League because you never know in football or life when you will come back to the Premier League.
“It’s more about when can you play Leicester the next time? When can these players play Liverpool? When can they play Watford?
“I don’t want to forget any of the other ones because they are all great teams. Let’s enjoy these games and go away and be passionate about winning these games.
“The challenge for the players is to go into each game with the disappointment but knowing there is still something to achieve.”
Siewert took charge of the Terriers after David Wagner was sacked.
When he came in they were 10 points off safety and his task was always an uphill battle.
The 36-year-old was adamant he did all he could to prevent relegation from the Premier League.
“It was a big disappointment, which is totally normal after relegation,” he said. “This can’t be a normal week because everyone is disappointed.
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“The focus the whole time was staying in the Premier League and working for this. But I can look in my mirror because I tried everything to keep this squad in the Premier League.
“Each player has to do it on his own now. He has to look in his mirror to say ‘did I really do everything so this club could stay in the Premier League?’
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“These are the things the players have to go through then react on the pitch to it.
“I don’t know if something has lifted now because each player is different. Every professional player loves pressure in a way because that’s why we do the job.”
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