Carlos Corberan has issued a statement following his shock departure from Huddersfield Town.
Corberan managed the club for two seasons, leading the club to 20th and 3rd place finishes in the Championship respectively.
A play-off final defeat to Nottingham Forest meant the team just narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League last campaign.
But as the team prepares for the latest season to kick off later this month, the 39-year old has surprised the club by stepping down as manager.
Danny Schofield has been appointed as his replacement.
The former manager released his first words following the announcement in a social media statement, in which he explained the decision.
“The day has come that I will very likely remember for the rest of my life,” wrote Corberan in a statement released on Twitter.
“Today my time as head coach at Huddersfield Town has come to an end and I say goodbye to all of you with an open heart.
“It has been a difficult decision, but one I gave a lot of thought to and have made based on my great affection for this club.
“As a coach, my approach to my work is based exclusively on the strongest commitment to and utmost alignment with the policy of the club I’m serving because that is the only way to ensure the dedication required to manage a football team.
“Leading this club over the past two seasons has been a pleasure and made me feel extremely proud.
“However, I have the utmost respect towards everyone at this club and its supporters and that is why I feel the need for us to end our relationship.
“There are times in life when the most honest thing to do is to step aside on amicable terms in the best interests of both parties.”
Today my time as head coach at Huddersfield Town has come to an end and I say goodbye to all of you with an open heart… pic.twitter.com/stOnOgoPJg
— Carlos Corberan (@CarlosCorberan) July 7, 2022
The statement went on to thank the supporters, the players and the staff he worked alongside.
Corberan also highlighted Phil Hodgkinson and Leigh Bromby for bringing him into the club in the first place.
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Dean Hoyle was also thanked for his work as chairman during his tenure as manager.
The Spaniard shared his pride at the work he achieved as Terriers boss and he wished the club the best for the future.
This is a very diplomatic response to a very sudden announcement, with it focused largely on thanking those he worked with during his tenure.
It is perhaps too soon following the news to really get a more detailed breakdown of everything that has transpired behind the scenes.
There is no doubt that the picture of his exit will become clearer over time, but now is a good moment for the Spaniard to send a message to the team and the fans.
Schofield now has a mammoth task ahead of him in order to prepare the team while taking over in the middle of pre-season.