By Danny Mills

21st Feb, 2022 | 8:00am

Leeds United news: Carlos Corberan tipped to replace Marcelo Bielsa on one condition after manager news - Mills

Danny Mills has suggested Leeds United will appoint Carlos Corberan if they get relegated from the Premier League this season.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites and England full-back claimed Corberan is the “backup option” if Marcelo Bielsa leaves at the end of the season.

The Telegraph reported earlier this month (10 February) the 38-year-old was on an initial shortlist to replace Bielsa alongside Jesse Marsch and Ernesto Valverde.

Corberan was part of the coaching staff when Leeds won promotion to the Premier League before taking over at Huddersfield in the summer of 2020.

As quoted by Leeds Live on Friday (18 February), Bielsa confirmed there have been no talks about his future thus far.

“There will be all sorts of names thrown into the mix and Whoever is available will be in there,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

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“Jesse Marsch has been highly linked, you’ve got Valverde who has been mentioned. Is that because of Victor Orta’s Spanish links?

“Leeds need to be very aware Bielsa could go at the end of the season and they need to line up somebody now because that then affects your transfer budget and targets.

“In the meantime, you’ve got to make sure you stay in the Premier League. You’re not going to appoint Valverde or Marsch if you’re in the Championship.

“Carlos Coberan is doing Ok at Huddersfield but it still feels like that would be a gamble. He feels like the backup option if they can’t get who they want or get relegated.

“But if Huddersfield get promoted, would he want to continue that job with the players that he has developed?”

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