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1 August 2022

Club News


1 August 2022

Technical staff bolstered by new appointment

- Paul Harsley joins Huddersfield Town as Assistant Coach
- New appointment joins from fellow Championship side Birmingham City
- Comments from Head of Football Leigh Bromby

We’re delighted to welcome Paul Harsley to Huddersfield Town as a new First Team Assistant Coach!

Paul, 44, joins from the coaching team at fellow Sky Bet Championship side Birmingham City, and brings over a decade of coaching experience to the Club.

He has started his work alongside Head Coach Danny Schofield, fellow Assistant Coach Narcis Pèlach, Head of Goalkeeping Paul Clements and the rest of the staff at the Millers Oils High Performance Complex today.

Having played nearly 600 senior games during a playing career as a midfielder for the likes of Scunthorpe United, Northampton Town, Macclesfield Town, and Port Vale – he was named Player of the Year at all four clubs – Paul went into coaching in 2011.

Starting in Scunthorpe’s Centre of Excellence, he joined Birmingham City for the first time during 2015 to work in the Club’s Academy. Paul moved to Barnsley in 2016 to take charge of their Under-23s, leading their First Team as a caretaker in a Yorkshire derby draw against Sheffield Wednesday in February 2018.

Harsley joined Manchester City in the summer of 2018 and spent the next two seasons managing their Elite Development Squad before returning to Birmingham City, most recently working alongside Lee Bowyer as First Team Development Coach.

Paul holds the UEFA Pro License as well as a Master’s degree in Sports Science.

Head of Football Leigh Bromby welcomed Paul to the Club:

“I didn’t know Paul personally before we started this process, but I was very aware of his work having come up against his sides over many years. I’ve always admired the way his teams play and, once we spoke, it was clear that his core beliefs about football, and the way he works with players, is very aligned with ours.

“It was important that we gave support to Danny and Narcis and Paul will bring different qualities to the group, but he will also fit very well with our existing staff in terms of his personality. He’s got great experience of football as a player and a coach over the last decade, both with senior players at Championship level and in developing young players – something that is very important to our club.

“We’re excited to have him here.”

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