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The Daily Bee (January 18th, 2019): The Bundesliga is back!

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Huddersfield to hire BVB II coach

Borussia Dortmund v SV Werder Bremen - Bundesliga Photo by Jörg Schüler/Getty Images

A very interesting piece from Raphael Honigstein on how near bankruptcy changed the perspective of Dortmund and how they turned around their business model to try to compete with Bayern Munich and the European top clubs. It gives some very interesting perspective on BVB’s finances and why the club’s strategy is to recruit young players and develop them.

Huddersfield Town and former BVB II coach David Wagner have agreed to part ways after three successful years. Wagner led the team to the Premier League and managed to avoid relegation in his first season. Nevertheless the team that does lack a lot of talent compared to their competition is currently in 20th place and faces relegation.

Now they are looking for a new coach and once again Huddersfield has supposedly found their new coach in Dortmund. Jan Siewert, the current coach of BVB II is the favorite to get the job. He has been in Dortmund since 2017 and has done a good job, Dortmund’s second unit is currently in 5th place in the Regionalliga West (4th division). The black and yellows would receive a fee for Siewert since he’s still under contract until 2020.

Daily Buzz: The Bundesliga is back and it starts with Hoffenheim taking on Bayern today. It’s a relatively tough match for the Bavarians to start into the second half of the season, just like Dortmund who have to play in Leipzig. So let’s hear your big predictions for the Rückrunde, who’s gonna be:

1. Champions

2. Top 4

3. DFB Cup winner

4. Relegated teams + team who has to play in the relegation game