Carlos Corberan has hailed ‘brilliant’ Marcelo Bielsa as ‘one of the best coaches in the world’ after working with him at Leeds United this season.
The Leeds Under-23s manager explained how he has even greater admiration for the Argentine following a year as part of the inner sanctum at Elland Road.
“Until I started working with him, I only knew the opinion of the other coaches but I couldn’t feel it. Now I think that all the coaches who talk about Marcelo being one of the best coaches in the world, I totally agree with them,” Corberan told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“He’s someone who likes to control all the details. To be a coach, it’s one profession which is never going to stop, which is never finished. He tries to control the game and this is brilliant because I have the same idea, the same passion.”
Football Insider verdict:
Corberan has learned from the master this season. Bielsa has a coaching entourage who go with him as part of a package, but the Spanish 35-year-old who manages the Under-23s had already been at the club for a year before the Argentine’s summer-of-2018 arrival. Bielsa, keen to create a clear pathway from the youth set-up to the senior side, invited Corberan to join the first-team coaching staff and he has a dual role with the two sides that has proved integral to the club’s automatic promotion challenge. Many now see Corberan as a possible successor to Bielsa, remarkable given that his most senior appointment during a coaching career that began aged 23 was the Villarreal assistant manager post. That would provide a transition and help maintain the playing style developed and implemented so impressively by Bielsa this season. One thing’s for sure: he is unlikely to hang around too long. He never does.
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