sport news Huddersfield facing player exodus following relegation from the Premier League

Huddersfield facing player exodus as fate of manager Jan Siewert hangs in the balance following relegation from the Premier League Jan Siewert insists Huddersfield must accept a player exodus this summer  Defeat by Crystal Palace plus other results confirmed the Terriers' relegation  Siewert says he will not use the remaining games simply to blood youngsters  The future of the manager himself is unclear, as the Championship now beckons 

By Sami Mokbel for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:41 BST, 31 March 2019 | Updated: 01:55 BST, 1 April 2019

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Jan Siewert, the Huddersfield manager, insists the club must accept a player exodus this summer after their relegation was confirmed.

Defeat at Crystal Palace condemned the Terriers to their fate. Yet intriguingly, Siewert refused to commit his future to the club, claiming end-of-season discussions with the board will determine whether he decides to lead Huddersfield's attempt to bounce straight back up.

And expanding on what is likely to be a summer of upheaval at the John Smith's Stadium, the German, who arrived as David Wagner's replacement in January, admits it is inevitable that players will look to leave.

Jan Siewert insists the club must accept a player exodus this summer following relegation

Jan Siewert insists the club must accept a player exodus this summer following relegation

'It will be normal,' Siewert said. 'We have to respect that and then trust the ones who will stay.'

With seven Premier League games left to play, Siewert is adamant he will not use the remainder of the season merely to blood academy prospects ahead of Huddersfield's return to the Championship.

Despite leaving his own future unclear, he says the work towards next season's promotion tilt starts

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