Huddersfield opt for Corberan

24 July 2020 20:39:17 GMTPlus10

Huddersfield Town have named Carlos Corberan as their new head coach following the shock sacking of Danny Cowley at the weekend.

Cowley took over at Huddersfield in September and led the Terriers to Championship safety but parted ways with the Yorkshire club before the end of the campaign amid rising tensions with the board.

New boss Corberan has spent the last three seasons as under-23 manager at Leeds, who were promoted from the Championship as champions earlier this month.

The Spanish coach also served as assistant manager to Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road but has moved across Yorkshire to take charge at the John Smith's Stadium.

The 37-year-old has limited experience but cut his teeth as a member of Manuel Pellegrini's staff at Villarreal before managing Cypriot sides Doxa Katokopias and Ermis Aradippou.

Pep Guardiola is a known admirer of his fellow Spaniard, whose work with Bielsa points towards the Terriers moving towards an attractive style of play.

Huddersfield announced Corberan's arrival in a club statement on Thursday evening:

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

"He’s incredibly passionate about this opportunity, and he has real belief in himself. He’s determined to bring success back to Huddersfield Town."

While Huddersfield's season is over, the battle for the final promotion spot will begin this weekend as the play-off get underway.

Brentford are 1.53 to be promoted from the Championship with Fulham at 2.50, Cardiff at 41.00 and their Welsh rivals Swansea at 4.50.

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