By Football Insider speaking to Kevin Campbell

24th Jul, 2020 | 4:00pm

'Kick in the teeth' - Exclusive: Bruce reacts as fee agreed for Leeds exit

Losing Carlos Corberan to Huddersfield will be a real “kick in the teeth” for Leeds United, according to Alex Bruce.

The former Leeds defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists the Spaniard will be sorely missed at Elland Road but that the Whites could not stand in his way of the opportunity.

Corberan was appointed by Huddersfield yesterday evening after, as revealed by Football Insider, they had agreed a compensation fee with Leeds.

Corberan arrived at Leeds as an under-23s coach back in 2017 and was promoted to a first-team role alongside his current responsibilities under Marcelo Bielsa.

Bruce believes the 37-year-old’s exit will be a blow to Leeds after his impressive work at Elland Road.

Bruce told Football Insider: “Yeah, obviously a kick in the teeth but when your assistant wants to leave and have a go at being a number one somewhere, it’s a totally different job.

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“You’re the one where the flak sticks, you don’t go under the radar like being an assistant or a first-team coach. 

“He obviously wants to to go and have a sit in the big chair at Huddersfield so it will be interesting to see how he goes and does.” 

Leeds’ under-23s were crowned Professional Development League Champions back in 2019 after winning the PDL Northern League.

Corberan is set to replace Danny Cowley as manager of Huddersfield, with the Terriers having finished 18th in the Championship.

In other Leeds United news, it can be REVEALED that an approach has been made to sign midfielder from north-east giants.

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