Huddersfield head coach Carlos Corberan steps down ahead of Burnley opener

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Huddersfield head coach Carlos Corberan steps down ahead of Burnley opener
Huddersfield head coach Carlos Corberan steps down ahead of Burnley opener

Huddersfield Town head coach Carlos Corberan has resigned ahead of their Championship opener against Burnley.

The Terriers host the Clarets on Friday, July 29 as Vincent Kompany gets his first taste of the Football League.

Corberan led the Yorkshire club to the play-off final last season, where they suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat against Nottingham Forest at Wembley.

Assistant coach Jorge Alarcon has also left the club and Danny Schofield will now take charge of the first-team.

“It is with sadness that we have accepted Carlos’ resignation,” head of football operations Leigh Bromby told the club’s website.

“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.

“Danny Schofield will now step up to lead the team. 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 July 29.

“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.”

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