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Report: Aitor Karanka wants Huddersfield job with Gary Rowett considered

General view outside the stadium prior to The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester City at John Smith's Stadium on February 18, 2017 in Huddersfield,...

Jan Siewert has left Huddersfield Town but the Championship strugglers could turn to Karanka, Rowett or ex-QPR caretaker John Eustace.

Aitor Karanka manager of Middlesbrough celebrates as they reach the final after the Sky Bet Championship Playoff semi final second leg match between Middlesbrough and Brentford at the...

Aitor Karanka is keen to take over at Huddersfield Town while the Championship strugglers are also considering Gary Rowett and John Eustace, according to Sky Sports.

It has been a miserable 12 months for the Terriers and they began the new campaign with a whimper rather than a bark. After two defeats and a draw, Huddersfield are second-from bottom in the table and dispensed with the services of head coach Jan Siewert following Friday’s 2-1 loss at home to Fulham.

Siewert might have followed in the footsteps of David Wagner by arriving in South Yorkshire from Borussia Dortmund’s reserves but that is where the similarities ended.

 

Yet Karanka, a coach with a fine track record in the Championship, should represent a substantial upgrade; on paper at least.

The 45-year-old led Middlesbrough to the Premier League in 2016, after all, finishing runner-up behind Burnley. Karanka’s 12-month spell at Nottingham Forest was far less successful by comparison but many supporters at the City Ground were still rather baffled by the decision to sack the Spaniard in January 2019.

Nottingham Forest Manager Aitor Karanka during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Nottingham Forest at Carrow Road on December 26, 2018 in Norwich, England.

Karanka has been out of work for seven months but Sky claims that he’s keen to discuss taking over at the John Smith's Stadium.

Huddersfield are also looking at Rowett, who has coached Birmingham City, Derby County and Stoke with mixed success in the Championship, and former QPR caretaker Eustace.

Gary Rowett manager of Derby gives instructions during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Wolverhampton at iPro Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Derby, England.

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