Huddersfield manager Carlos Corberan QUITS just weeks before new season as club slam 'disappointing timing' | The Sun07/07/2022
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN has confirmed that Carlos Corberan has resigned as manager.
The Spaniard, 39, led the Terriers to the Championship play-off final last season.
Huddersfield suffered defeat to Nottingham Forest at Wembley six weeks ago and missed out on promotion to the Premier League.
Now the club have announced that Corberan has quit after the the squad returned for pre-season training.
And he has been replaced in the hot-seat by Danny Schofield, who was his first-team coach.
A statement from head of football operations Leigh Bromby read: “It is with sadness that we have accepted Carlos’ resignation.
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“He was obviously a big part of what was a fantastic season in 2021/22, but he has subsequently come to us over the last 24 hours and made it clear that he doesn’t think he is the man to take us forward.
“The timing is disappointing, with our preparations for the new season already under way.
“However, we have worked very hard here over the last few years to build a coaching and support structure around the First Team that gives us continuity and stability when there’s change. We’ve also created succession plans for every eventuality.”
Bromley added: “Danny Schofield will now step up to lead the team.
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“He knows the Club, the players, our coaching programme, and our structure as well as anyone and is ideally positioned to give us continuity.
“Danny is highly rated and well respected across football and, this summer, turned down an opportunity to become Head Coach of a club in the top division of a European league because he believes in what we’re doing here. His work at our Club has been outstanding, and he’s earned this opportunity.
“Danny will work with our fantastic staff, including Narcis Pèlach, as we prepare for our first game against Burnley on 29 July.
“I would like to thank Carlos for his hard work at the Club. I’ve really enjoyed working closely with him over the last two years, and I wish him the very best for the future.”
Corberan got the Huddersfield job almost two years ago after leaving his role as part of Marcelo Bielsa’s coaching staff at Leeds United.
The Terriers flirted with relegation in the 2020/21 season, finishing 20th, before a stunning transformation last term led to a third-place finish and a spot in the play-offs.
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