After Marcelo Bielsa’s success in getting Leeds back to the Premier League, everyone wants to find their own Bielsa-like manager to do the same. At Huddersfield Town, they believe that man is Carlos Corberán.
Hired in the summer, the Spanish boss, who worked with Bielsa at Leeds, has earned himself plenty of fans despite the Terriers disappointing results.
AS have covered the situation today, explaining the ‘Bielsismo’ currently underway and talking to players about what’s happening behind the scenes.
They explain that Huddersfield is not usually a place for Spanish people and until recently there was only one Spanish player in the history of the club; Cristian López.
That, though, has changed since Corberán’s arrival, with him, his two assistants and duo Alex Vallejo and Pipa making up the new Spanish contingent.
The ‘landscape has changed’ according to the newspaper, so much so that the ‘Bielsismo’ of Leeds had ‘infected’ Huddersfield into hiring one of his disciples in Corberán.
The coach, for his part, is described as someone who ‘puts in a lot of hours and analyses everything’ according to Vallejo, which sounds very Bielsa like.
That’s not all, with Huddersfield having also adopted Leeds’ playing style too, adopting an ‘identity that infects’ according to Pipa, who says the idea ‘above all’ is to ‘not stop attacking’.
Indeed their style of play is ‘already attracting attention’ according to AS, who say that there are statistics that can be ‘useful for hope’, such as them sitting second in the possession charts or second for the fewest long balls per game.
All in all, it’s a happy situation, with it claimed the club have ‘opted for a Spanish variant’ to ‘fill themselves with style’.
Whether that style can help them follow Leeds and return to the big time, remains to be seen.