By Daniel Wood
Carlos Corberán has named three new members of staff at Huddersfield Town as they prepare for the 2020/21 pre-season campaign.
The new boss joined the Terriers from local rivals Leeds United after his success as the Whites under-23 coach. He was initially brought to Leeds by former boss Thomas Christiansen and kept on by Marcelo Bielsa.
Corberán has added Jorge Alarcón and Narcís Pèlach to his first-team coaching staff and Linas Treigys as an analyst.
They will work with Town’s existing First Team technical staff when the players return for the first day of training today (Wednesday, 12 August).
Jorge Alarcón holds a PhD in Sports Science, worked at Qatari side Umm Salal SC as an Assistant Coach between 2018 and 2020. He was previously the Assistant Coach for Spanish side Levante’s Under-23 side in 2017/18.
Jorge last worked with Corberán during his time in Cyprus. The duo was together at Ermis Aradippou in 2017, who Jorge joined from another top-flight Cypriot side, Anorthis Famagusta.
They also worked together in Saudi Arabia for Pro League side Al-Nassr.
Narcís Pèlach served as Assistant Coach at La Liga 2 side Girona last season where he spent 14 years as a player for the Academy and professional side.
He has previously been on the club’s technical staff since 2017, where he had worked as the under-23 head coach.
Pèlach was also the head coach of third-tier sides UE Figueres and Peralada. He has also spent time with Corberán at Leeds United and has also spent time at Manchester City.
Linas Treigys previously worked with the Lithuanian national team between 2016 and 2019, at which point he joined Leeds United to work with the under-23 group.
During the 2019/20 season, Treigys worked with Corberán for the first time and has followed him to the Terriers.
With the Leeds link still being there, it is in question whether we will see the Leeds style of play from last season hit Huddersfield Town.
Bielsa Ball seemed to work well for Town’s rivals in the 2019/20 campaign, and it could end up being loved by Town fans if Corberán chooses to adopt the same style of play.