Carlos Corberan appointed to bring ‘high intensity’ football back to Huddersfield Town

A DESIRE to return to a ‘high energy, high intensity, attacking style of play’ was pivotal in Huddersfield Town’s decision to bring in Carlos Corberan as their new head coach.

NEW MAN AT THE HELM: Carlos Corberan gets used to his new surroundings at the John Smith's Stadium. Picture via Huddersfield Town.

The Terriers confirmed the appointment of the Leeds United assistant coach just four days after sacking Danny Cowley, moving quickly to bring in the Spaniard and return to a head coaching set-up – supported by a sporting director and head of recruitment.

The highly-regarded 37-year-old came to prominence as Leeds under-23 coach in winning the Professional Development League in 2018-19 and successfully worked alongside Marcelo Bielsa this season – signing off his time at Elland Road in a title-winning campaign.

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Announcements on Corberan’s coaching team will made in ‘due course.’

WINNING TEAM: Carlos Corberan, left, arrives at Huddersfield Town having worked closely with Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds United. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Following the decision to axe Cowley, chairman Phil Hodgkinson elaborated by saying that Town were looking ‘for a different vision for the way we operate the club.’

Tellingly, the club stated that they were not accepting applications, all but confirming that they already had a candidate in mind to replace Cowley.

Town’s Head of Football Operations Leigh Bromby said: “After two difficult seasons, we have put a lot of thought and work into what we want to be and how we operate moving forward.

“Obviously, we need to return to winning games and to be successful, we must have all areas of the club aligned in the way we work.

Danny Cowley, right, and his brother Nicky were sacked by Huddersfield Town on Sunday. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

“We want to return to the ‘No Limits’ mentality that served this club so well back in 2017.

“We must start believing in ourselves and our people once again; players and staff alike.

“Carlos was our ideal candidate for our new head coach from the outset, as his idea of football is completely aligned with ours.

“He is very strong on the need for a team to have a strength of identity on the pitch; a way of playing that leaves players in no doubt on their roles when they step foot onto the grass.

“He believes in a high energy, high intensity, attacking style of play.

“He is a coach whose focus is on working to improve players. Like us, he has a real belief in young players too, and desire to work with them to help them thrive.

“He is incredibly passionate about this opportunity, and he has real belief in himself.

“He is determined to bring success back to Huddersfield Town.”

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