Carlos Corberan is seen by Leeds United insiders as the likely man to succeed Marcelo Bielsa as the club’s manager, according to Phil Hay.
Writing in a Yorkshire Evening Post column, the correspondent explained how the United Under-23s coach is regarded from within the club as “a potential successor to Bielsa depending on timing and on his own development as a coach”.
Football Insider verdict:
Corberan has made a huge impact since arriving at Leeds in the summer of 2017 as part of the Victor Orta-led overhaul of the academy set-up. The Spaniard, 35, replaced Jason Blunt as Under-23s boss and came with a recommendation from Pep Guardiola as well as a spell as assistant manager at Villarreal on his CV, but there were misgivings from many with long associations with the club. Leeds legend and agent Ian Harte, whose clients include Jack Clarke, famously slammed the youth set-up on Twitter last season by complaining that he could only hear Spanish being spoken by the players and staff during one Under-23s match. However, Corberan, has won over the critics by overseeing a transformation of the results and playing style of the youth side which culminated in Monday with the Professional Development League title. Significantly, he has also been integrated into Bielsa’s inner circle and the arrival of the Argentine has helped Corberan become a more coherent link to the senior team.