Danny Mills is thrilled that Carlos Corberan has turned his back on a manager post in his Spanish homeland to commit to his Leeds United dual coaching role for another season.
The Yorkshire Evening Post reported earlier this month that the Spaniard, 36, had been subject of an approach from Spanish third division side Cultural Leonesa, as they looked to appoint him as their new manager.
But Corberan knocked back the interest and is set to remain at Leeds after Leonesa appointed Jose Manuel Aira as head coach.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, Mills explained why it is so important that Corberan remains on Marcelo Bielsa’s staff.
“It’s brilliant news for Leeds,” Mills said. “Carlos Corbean has done an outstanding job, and is clearly close to Bielsa. It’s incredibly important for Leeds they continue working together.
“A lot of managers and coaches come as a package. The role of assistant coach is a vital one as he has as much contact with the first team as the manager, and often even more.
“Never underestimate the value of a good number two, or number three. It’s not just about Bielsa, it’s about how he and his staff work together to implement a playing style and tactics, and get the players at the level they want.”
Corberan joined Leeds as Under-23s boss in the summer of 2017 and was promoted to Bielsa’s backroom staff last season.
He has occupied the dual role while continuing to manage the youth team with great success, with the Under-23s winning the Professional Development League last season.
“Corberan is seeing the young players, their development and abilities, and is clearly vital in helping bring them into the first team,” added Mills to Football Insider. “He is coaching them in the way Bielsa wants.
“It all adds up to a good recipe and, from Leeds’ point of view, why would you change it?”
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