New Head Coach discusses his appointment
- Danny Schofield in his first interview as Head Coach
- Head Coach highlights his respect for Carlos Corberán
- Listen to the full interview below on HTAFC Sounds
In his first interview as Huddersfield Town’s new Head Coach, Danny Schofield says he feels honoured to have been given the position at a Club so close to his heart.
After famously joining the Club from Brodsworth Welfare in 1998 for just £2,000 – and, reportedly, some training equipment – Danny went on to become 23rd in the Club’s all-time appearance charts, making 285 appearances and scoring 46 goals in a fantastic decade with the Club.
Speaking to HTAFC Sounds for the first time since his appointment, Danny wanted to start by highlighting his respect for his predecessor, Carlos Corberán.
“First and foremost, it was a surprise to me. The call came late at night, and the decision made by Carlos to resign came as a shock to everyone.
“The Club had to move forward very quickly, I think there was always a plan in place at this Club, and yeah, I’ve been appointed as the Head Coach.
“My time with Carlos was very interesting, really enjoyable, we really connected in terms of seeing football in the same way, and I think that’s why we gravitated towards each other when we first met.
“We had a really good working relationship, and we’ll continue to have a personal one.”
Having had a successful playing career with Town, Schofield acknowledged the pride he feels at being able to lead his Club in our next chapter.
“Having played here for nine years, it’s a Club really close to my heart.
“It’s a big part of my family as well, so it’s a very proud moment and one that I feel very honoured to have. I’m going to do everything to make it a success.”
After hearing the news yesterday morning, Town’s First Team players got straight out to the pitch for a double training session, something Danny was keen to comment on.
“We wanted it to flow as smoothly as possible, obviously it’s a bit of a shock to the players when a Head Coach leaves, but we had the sessions in place and ready to go.
“The methodology I was a part of under the previous Head Coach, so that’s going to continue and develop and progress. The players were excellent yesterday in their sessions.”
Looking ahead to the 2022/23 season, Danny wanted to reassure Town fans that having worked so closely under Carlos, things on the pitch won’t look too different.
“It’s building on the things we did really well last season, improving certain areas where we feel as though we need to improve, because we’re always reflect and always trying to review and try and get better.
“We’re going to do those things and hopefully we can put those things onto the pitch.”
Listen to Danny’s first interview with the Club in full on HTAFC Sounds.