New Huddersfield Town manager appoints his backroom staff

Huddersfield Town coach Carlos Corberan has named his new coaching staff for next season.

Carlos Corberan: Has got his men.
Carlos Corberan: Has got his men.

The Spaniard will be assisted by Jorge Alarcon and Narcís Pelach, whilst Linas Treigys joins the analysis team.

Corberan has replaced manager Danny Cowley, who was sacked at the end of last season despite leading the Terriers to safety as Huddersfield looked to move in a different direction with a younger squad, a more aesthetically-pleasing brand of football, and a return to the more continental-style management structure they abandoned to lure Cowley from Lincoln City last September.

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Corberan’s coaching staff will also have a youthful feel.

All three additions have worked with Corberan before, and will join the existing coaching staff where Danny Schofield, another the head coach knows well from working alongside him at Elland Road, has been promoted to head up the new B team.

Alarcon, who has a PhD in sports science, has been an assistant coach in Qatar and Spain.

Before that, he worked alongside Corberan in Saudi Arabia and Cyprus. Alarcon was fitness coach at Al-Nassr when Corberan was assistant coach. When the latter was put in charge of Ermis Aradippou in 2017, he brought Alarcon in from Cypriot First Division rivals Anorthis Famagusta.

Pelach is only 31 but the Spaniard has already held two head coach jobs, with third-tier Spanish sides UE Figueres and Peralada, Girona’s reserve side.

It is with his home-town club that Pelach has spent most of his career, his 14 years as a Girona player, under-23 coach and assistant manager coming to an end in November. Afterwards he spent two months in England, at Manchester City and Leeds United, where Corberan was an assistant coach who also took charge of the under-23s.

Lithuanian Treigys joins from Leeds’s under-23s, following three years as an analyst for his national team. He has also coached in Spain, including at Valencia’s academy.

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