Leeds United want to hire West Brom manager Carlos Corberan as £2m release clause emerges
Leeds United are interested in hiring Carlos Corberan as their new manager after it emerged there is a £2m release clause in his contract.
The Whites were interested in hiring the Spaniard in February after sacking Jesse Marsch, but he instead opted to stay at The Hawthorns and signed a new long-term contract.
But that deal contains a £2m release clause according to the Daily Mail (1 June), meaning Leeds have a direct path to appoint him should they choose to do so.
“Leeds United have made early soundings about bringing Carlos Corberan back to Elland Road,” they wrote.
“The West Bromwich Albion boss is understood to have a release clause of around £2million and is emerging as a contender to take over from Sam Allardyce.”
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The club are in a position right now where there are big decisions that need to be made, and the manager situation is one of them.
Reports on Wednesday said the board would hold talks with Sam Allardyce about the managerial role, with the expectation being that he won’t stick around for the Championship.
But the players are said to want him to stick around, but a lot of them will know Corberan from his time at the club with Marcelo Bielsa and the fans would be open to his return too.
Before any decision can be made the ownership situation needs to get sorted out, and then whoever is in charge of the club can decide what route they want to take for the 2023/24 season.
There is a clear path for the club to go and get him if they want to though, and £2m is a bargain in today’s game. They just need to hurry up and decide what they want.
In other Leeds news, a record-breaking youngster could be allowed to leave on loan this summer.