Philip Billing has taken a swipe at Huddersfield manager Jan Siewert as he looks for a way out of the John Smith’s Stadium.
It was reported earlier this week that Billing’s representatives were actively seeking another club for the midfielder, with the Terriers set to play in the Championship next season after a woeful top-flight campaign.
The 22-year-old Dane made 27 Premier League appearances for the Yorkshire club in the season just finished but has only played 91 times since his debut in 2014.
Siewert landed at the club in January after David Wagner jumped ship but his arrival had no effect on results, with Huddersfield ending the season rock bottom of the table having taken just 16 points.
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Billing looks set to depart and has now lifted the lid on the boss, suggesting that his impact has been far from positive. “[Siewert has] a real German mentality, a little strange,” he told Danish website Bold.dk. “He came in as if he had won the Premier League five times, a little arrogant, and I think most people lost respect for him after a week’s time.
People could see there was something wrong. He almost tried too hard. “He came out after the games and blamed the players for losing matches.
Which of course is, but normal coaches would come out and try to protect their own players. “He did not really do that, and that went on for a little while, so you could sense that everyone did not really support him.”