JAN Siewert is confident he can keep Huddersfield in the Premier League.

Saints’ relegation rivals appointed their new manager yesterday, after former boss David Wagner left by ‘mutual consent’ last week.

The Terriers are currently 10 points from safety and are rooted to the bottom of the table, but after taking charge of the club, Siewert reckons he can keep them up.

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Huddersfield manager Jan Siewert

Siewert said: “Without being confident, I wouldn’t be sat here.

“We have to work hard and be prepared for everything. We have 15 more games.”

The Former Borussia Dortmund reserve-team boss Siewert, 36, has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal to replace fellow German Wagner and becomes the Premier League's youngest manager.

Wagner held the same role as Siewert at Dortmund before he arrived at Huddersfield in November 2015.

But Huddersfield’s new boss promised to do things his way, following a comparison to their previous manager.

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David Wagner

"I always did it my way so I can't be compared to David Wagner because he's a fantastic manager and had so much success here," Siewert said.

"But now it's my role here. It's a new chapter and the most important thing is that I'm used to working with professional players, at Dortmund I had some great opportunities and now I'd like to challenge myself.

"Of course there are similarities, but the most important thing is I'm Jan Siewert and I have to do it my way as David did it his way. We should not compare us two because that's not possible."