Carlos Corberan: Huddersfield Town appoints Leeds United assistant as new head coach


Working behind the scenes of Marcelo Bielsa, Carlos Corberan has helped Leeds claim the league title this season

Huddersfield Town has appointed Leeds United assistant Carlos Corberan as the new head coach.

The 37-year-old has spent the last three years with the Whites and has coached the club’s Under-23s in addition to being on Marcelo Bielsa’s staff.

He replaces Danny Cowley after the former Lincoln manager was sacked on Sunday.

“After two difficult seasons we have thought a lot and worked on what we want to be,” said Leigh Bromby, manager of football operations.

“Obviously we have to get back to winning games, and to be successful we have to align all areas of the club in the way we work.

“We want to get back to the ‘no limits’ mentality that served this club so well in 2017. We have to start believing in ourselves and our people, the players and the staff again.

“Carlos was our ideal candidate for our new head coach from the start because his idea of ​​football is completely aligned with ours. ”

The Spaniard, whose only previous experience as a head coach has been in Cyprus, is Town’s fourth boss since January 2019.

David Wagner, who led the club to the Premier League in May 2017, was replaced by fellow German Jan Siewert that month.

Siewert’s time at the head of the club has been disastrous and he was sacked in August after winning just one of the 19 league games in charge and presiding over their relegation to the league.

As the club struggled at the foot of the second tier, they named Imps Cowley manager in September and he confirmed their place in next season’s championship with a 2-1 win over West Brom last Friday.

However, the club then sacked him on Sunday, with chairman Phil Hodgkinson saying they had “a different view of how we run the club and how our ambitions can be achieved”.

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani said earlier this week that Corberan “deserves” the chance to be head coach.

“I know how hard Carlos works and I think now it’s as well that he can go his own way and start a new journey to build himself as a coach of the first team,” he said. declared.


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