By Gabriel Agbonlahor

8th Feb, 2023 | 4:00pm

Agbonlahor 'confused' by Leeds United manager hunt after source's Carlos Corberan update

Gabby Agbonlahor has suggested Leeds United should look to appoint an “experienced” Premier League manager on a short-term deal to boost their chances of survival.

The former Aston Villa striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted he was “confused” to learn of the Whites’ pursuit of West Brom boss Carlos Corberan.

Sources told this site on Wednesday (8 February) that Corberan pulled out of the running to be the new Leeds United manager after only being offered an 18-month contract.

The Spaniard spoke to Whites chiefs but eventually decided to pen a new deal at West Brom.

Leeds United are now closing in on a new boss after holding interviews this week – with Rayo Vallecano manager Andoni Iraola and Feyenoord’s Arne Slot among the main contenders.

Jesse Marsch was sacked on Monday (6 February) after failing to oversee a Premier League win since the mid-season World Cup break.

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The Yorkshire giants sit 17th in the top flight and are only outside the drop zone on goal difference.

Agbonlahor told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury: “Sometimes I look at appointments like this and I’m confused.

“Corberan has done well at West Brom, but the Premier League is completely different. The other two I know nothing about.

“Corberan has turned them down, so they need to go for someone who is experienced in this league.

“Everton have done it with Dyche, and I feel like they will be directly competing with Everton for that last relegation spot.

“I think Southampton and Bournemouth will go – so why wouldn’t you go for someone with experience in this league?

“In the summer they can look at it again and try and look for the long-term, but I don’t think it makes sense to gamble right now.”

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