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BROMBY: WE’RE DELIGHTED TO HAVE CARLOS ON BOARD

25 July 2020

Town’s Head of Football Operations on new Head Coach

- Leigh Bromby discusses appointment of Carlos Corberán
- Head of Football Operations on the Club’s vision going forward
- Watch the full interview below on #HTTV!

Huddersfield Town’s Head of Football Operations Leigh Bromby expressed his delight at the appointment of Carlos Corberán as the Club’s new Head Coach.

Bromby had a key role in bringing the 37-year-old across West Yorkshire to the John Smith’s Stadium from his role as Assistant Coach at Leeds United.

Town’s Head of Football Operations sat down with #HTTV upon Corberán’s appointment as Head Coach.

“I’m delighted. It’s been a very busy week - a learning experience for me – and we’re delighted to have Carlos on board,” he said.

“I think for the long-term strategy of the Club, the way we want to head, the vision of the Club and the playing style, he is the perfect fit.

“I’ve followed him for quite a while. I’ve coached against him and I know a lot of staff at Leeds who have worked with him through that period, with Danny Schofield being an example of that.

“It’s not just been an overnight process; it’s someone I’ve been aware of for a long time.”

Carlos’ appointment has also seen the Club revert to the title of ‘Head Coach’, something that has been successful in the past for Town.

Bromby discussed the reasons behind that move during his interview.

“I think it was successful for us – that’s the type of Club we are.

“I think aligning the Club with a real clear identity and a clear style of play is the focus really.

“Doing that with a Head Coach like Carlos, he just wants to be on the training pitch.

“That’s his passion as a coach, he improves players and he brings that excitement with him.

“He’s got a real clarity on how he wants to play. It’s aligned with what we want to do, an attacking style of football with no fear.

“The detail that he speaks about is fantastic. It’s exciting times for us to see that come to life in games.”

Bromby also addressed the Club’s vision that aligns with the appointment of Corberán.

“We talk about the vision and it’s really simple; we want a clear identity which we’ve had in the past.

“We want a coach that’s going to have no fear, it’s attacking play, it’s an attacking style and the Huddersfield DNA is that.

“The vision and the strategy is to align everything to that.

“That makes my job a lot easier because I can recruit to it, and the Academy can play the same style.

“You’ve got Danny Schofield who’s worked with Carlos for four years, so he’s got a really good understanding. We’ve got that real close alignment with the Academy.

“Then you’ve got all your other support services – the performance, the medical – that can all be aligned.

“So, the vision is really simple; it’s to have alignment and real clarity of how we’re playing so every Huddersfield Town fan can go to a game and see what we’re trying to do.

“If we win, we lose or we draw, we all know we’re going to get this exciting brand of football and we can be really clear in what we’re going to see.”

Off the back of the Terriers securing Sky Bet Championship safety earlier this week, Bromby is keen for the Club to kick on under Corberán in 2020/21.

Town’s Head of Football Operations knows the task ahead won’t be easy but insists they now have the right Head Coach in place to move forward with.

“I think everyone understands that this is a transition period.

“We’ve been in the Premier League, we’ve done well to stay up this year and that’s a massive achievement from all the players and staff here.

“Moving forward, the way we set up, we want to have support everywhere.

“This is not an easy job. It’s going to be difficult moving forward, it’s going to be difficult for Carlos.

“But this is why we have brought Carlos in. We ultimately believe that he’ll improve every player at this Club.

“You’ll see that on the pitch.”

Watch the full interview below on #HTTV!


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