Corberán and assistants sign long-term deals with Huddersfield
Written by Training Ground Guru — December 27, 2020
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN have given long-term contracts to Head Coach Carlos Corberán and his two assistants, while Danny Schofield has been promoted from B team boss to first-team coach.
Corberán and his assistants, Jorge Alarcón and Narcís Pèlach, have all signed new deals that will run to the end of the 2023/24 season.
Schofield has also signed a new contract that “formalises his move onto the first-team coaching staff”. Schofield, who was Corberan’s Under-23s assistant at Leeds United, had been in charge of the new Huddersfield B team since July this year.
His replacement “will be confirmed in due course.”
Corberán and his assistants joined Huddersfield in the summer and the team are currently 14th in the Championship.
Town chairman Phil Hodgkinson said: “Ahead of bringing Carlos and his team to the Club at the conclusion of last season, we laid out a specific set of criteria that we wanted from our new Head Coach. It is fair to say, after five months, that Carlos and his team have shown everything we were looking for – and more.
“Carlos and our coaches have brought a clear identity back to our play, win or lose; that was the top priority. We wanted a return to the ‘No Limits’ mentality we had back in 2016, where we show belief in our players and staff, and we can see that too.
“Carlos is completely aligned with how this club operates, and as such has shown a real faith in our young players too. We head into the New Year with over 15% of our First Team minutes coming from Academy graduates, which is a real testament to that commitment.
“All this adds up to one thing – we wanted to get back to winning games. Whilst doing all the above in a compressed, unique season, Carlos has certainly shown he knows how to achieve this too.
“These new, improved contracts show our commitment to Carlos and the three coaches, and their commitment to what we’re building together at this club.”
Corberán added: “I’m really pleased to be at Huddersfield Town, and to work with the people here every day. That starts with the chairman, the Head of Football Operations Leigh Bromby and everyone else. The high level of commitment that everyone here shows makes my job easier.
“We have a really good project here, and this commitment allows us to plan as well as possible in terms of the development of our players and our style.
“I’m very proud that Huddersfield Town wanted to extend our contracts, and I can promise that we will continue to give our very best for the club in return.”