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28 July 2020

Club News


28 July 2020

New Head Coach on his footballing journey so far

- Carlos Corberán discusses his background in football
- Head Coach has worked with the likes of Unai Emery
- Watch the full interview on #HTTV!

Carlos Corberán discussed his footballing background upon becoming Huddersfield Town’s new Head Coach.

Speaking to #HTTV in his first interview with the Club, Carlos looked back on his pathway in the game to this point, working in different roles and learning from some of the best coaches in world football.

His appointment will see him occupy the role of Head Coach for the first time at senior level in English football, having recently had head coaching experience with Leeds United Under-23s, as well as previously in Cyprus with Doxa Katokopia and Ermis Aradippou.

Carlos’ CV isn’t just limited to work as a Head Coach, however. As well as a brief playing career as a goalkeeper for his hometown club Valencia, the 37-year-old has experience as an Assistant Coach, a Fitness Coach and a Technical Coach.

He explained the importance of the different roles in developing himself as a coach, during his first interview with the Club.

“I think with coaches, we need to use all of the experience that we have in our bags to try and create something,” he said.

“For me, it’s very positive when you are working in different types and in different positions. You can understand better what the people there need and why you need to better yourself as a coach.

“I think for every coach, we try to use our experience to try to be better and to develop better in our job.

“So, I will use all of my experience to come here to Huddersfield and to do my best.”

Having worked in the different roles across over a decade in coaching, Carlos has had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the biggest tactical brains in modern football.

After taking responsibility for the training methodology in Valencia’s Academy, Carlos was promoted to Los Murcelagos’ First Team setup where he worked with the likes of Unai Emery.

In the years after that, he travelled overseas to continue his development and become Assistant Coach at Al-Ittihad and Al-Nassr, following advice from Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

Most recently, he spent three years at Leeds United, joining ahead of the 2017/18 campaign, where his notable work in the Whites’ Academy setup saw him move into the First Team coaching ranks under Marcelo Bielsa.

Carlos discussed the impact of learning from a variety of high-profile coaches in his career so far.

“I think if you have an open mind, you can learn a lot. Every coach is different, every one has different ideas of how they live this job, how they live football and I think if you have an open mind because you can get a lot of information.

“You can start to compare different leaderships, you can receive information about how they watch the game, how they play the game, and I think it’s always positive to have this experience.

“Working with different coaches, you can get ideas off a lot of people and at the same time, it’s your feeling, it’s what you think about them.

“Everyone comes into the same room, listens to the same coach and learns different things. At the end, it’s like our values, our mentality, our previous experience allows us to create one identity as a coach.

“What we try to do now is to continue learning, continue developing our ideas, and at the same time try to show what we feel and try to show the ideas we have.”

Watch the Carlos’ first interview with the Club in full on #HTTV!

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