Huddersfield approach Barnsley's Andreas Winkler for assistant role
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 23/01/19 6:02pm
Huddersfield have approached Barnsley to speak to their assistant head coach Andreas Winkler, Sky sources understand.
New Terriers boss Jan Siewert succeeded David Wagner on Monday and wants German compatriot Winkler, who he worked with in Germany at RW Essen, to become his assistant head coach.
Huddersfield are currently bottom of the Premier League, 10 points adrift of 17th-placed Newcastle as they look to avoid relegation to the Sky Bet Championship for the second consecutive season.
On Monday, Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle revealed Siewert was pinpointed over two years ago while working with German side Bochum, and that Huddersfield kept in touch with him ever since.
Hoyle said: "When David let us know he intended to step aside at the end of the season, we quickly moved to meet Jan; his name was still at the top of our list of possible successors."
Barnsley, meanwhile, are currently fifth in Sky Bet League One under the leadership of another German manager - Daniel Stendel - who took charge of the Tykes in the summer after leaving Bundesliga side Hannover 96.
Relegated from the Championship last season, Barnsley are fighting for promotion at the first time of asking, finding themselves five points behind League One leaders Portsmouth with a game in hand.