New Huddersfield Town head coach Jan Siewert is confident he can keep the club in the Premier League this season.
The 36-year-old German was appointed on a two-and-a-half-year contract as David Wagner's successor on Monday.
After their 3-0 home defeat to Manchester City on Sunday, Huddersfield are bottom of the Premier League pile, ten points shy of safety.
He will have just 15 games in which to save them from the drop but Siewert insists he only accepted the job because he believes it can be done.
"Without being confident I wouldn't sit here," he said. "I think we have to work hard and do our very best and prepare for everything.
"We have 15 more games and my only focus at the moment is the task I have to do with the team and I will give everything to those games."
Siewert, who becomes the Premier League's youngest manager, has been on Huddersfield's radar for some two years while working with the Borussia Dortmund U23 side.
Predecessor Wagner held the same role at Dortmund from 2011 to 2015 before joining Huddersfield and leading them into the big-time, where they survived last season against the odds.
The new boss says he is a different person to 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," he added.
"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."
Huddersfield are 1/33 to be relegated this season. They host Everton in their next game and are 3/1 to win. The Toffees are 10/11, while the draw is 12/5.
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