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The Daily Bee (January 22nd, 2019): Huddersfield Town hire Jan Siewert

And Hakimi talks about his loan, BVB’s ambitions and what the future holds

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Borussia Dortmund’s U23 coach Jan Siewert will leave the club and join Premier League club Huddersfield Town. He will be the second BVB coach at Hudderfield, replacing David Wagner who led the club from the Championship to the Premier League. The club released the following statement from Michael Zorc:

“We thank Jan Siewert for the work done at BVB and wish him all the best for the upcoming assignment in Huddersfield! “

Alen Terzic, the brother of BVB assistant coach Edin Terzic will take over as coach of the U23 who are currently in preparation for the start of the Regionalliga in February.

BVB’s former head of scouting Sven Mislintat only had a short stint at Arsenal, the “Head of Recruitment” will leave the Premier League club after barely one year there. Rumors suggest he and their new coach Unai Emery had different views on player recruitment and it seems the coach won the power struggle. Recent speculation suggests Bayern Munich could be interested in hiring Mislintat.

Achraf Hakimi has spoken about various topics during an interview with Marca. You should read the entire interview but here are a few quotes from the fullback:

About the loan in general:

The truth is that I am very happy with the confidence that the boss have given me and also that of the club. It’s what I needed, to play, to get that confidence and be able to play every weekend. They gave it to me here and I’m happy about it.

If there were offers from other clubs and why he chose BVB:

There were some offers from other countries, as well as from Spain, but the gamble on Dortmund was a tough decision. It is a historic club and the truth is that it was a difficult decision, but I did want to come here to continue growing as a footballer. At the moment things are going very well and we hope that they will stay that way for much longer.

Where he’ll be when the loan ends:

I don’t know where I’ll be in a year or two. Now I see myself at Dortmund, I want to win and grow here and the truth is that we’ll have to wait and see what the future holds.

Daily Buzz: Hakimi has been sensational for BVB and Hans-Joachim Watzke has already said that they will try to sign him permanently. However that will be tough, Real Madrid are still in charge and it depends on their willingness to sell him. If they do, how much should BVB be willing to offer and is he a bigger priority then a Pulisic-replacement?