Town’s new Head Coach meets the media ahead of the season
- Danny Schofield speaks to the press for the first time
- Head Coach discusses taking the position
- Watch Danny’s full preference below on HTTV
Danny Schofield says he’s ‘very excited’ to be Huddersfield Town’s new Head Coach when he spoke to the press on Friday afternoon.
Speaking in his first press conference as Head Coach, Danny was quick to comment on how he was feeling since the announcement last week.
“The successes we had last season, and then for Carlos (to) resign, it’s been a massive shock.
“The journey I’ve been on has been very interesting. I’ve worked with some great coaches, with some really good players, who have progressed and developed.
“I think as a coach I’ve got my own ideas. I’ve worked with a lot of different people, and it’s just a case of implementing that now and working with lots of different staff from other disciplines to try and continue what we did last season.”
Having been a player at the Club for 10 years before returning as an Academy Coach in February 2020, the former winger couldn’t hide his love for Town.
“First and foremost, it’s a fantastic opportunity for me, at a football club which is very close to my heart and my family's. I’m very excited by that.
“This Club gave me an opportunity to be a professional footballer, and now to be the Head Coach, it’s a massive honour, and one I’m going to work very hard to try and make it a success.
“I know these roles are very challenging, but like I said we’re going to work together, we’re trying to try and aim in one direction, and I’ll be giving it everything - because it is my Club.”
Having worked closely with Town’s B Team, Danny also took the time to discuss some of our rising stars.
“We’re constantly discussing about the players who can come in and improve the squad and what impact they can make.
“There’s some really good youngsters, the B Team are really developing a good crop of players and they’re being exposed to First Team training sessions this season. Etienne Camara, Brahima Diarra, Brodie Spencer, Patrick Jones – there’s a really good list of players who have got lots of potential, but at the moment that’s all it is.
“We need to keep exposing them through the B Team, exposing them to the First Team, trying to help develop those players.
“Ultimately, they’ve got to be good enough, and show that they’re good enough, to make it into the First Team squad.”
Watch Danny’s full press conference below on HTTV!