Leeds United in pursuit of Carlos Corberan, Sky Sports pundit reacts amid Tuesday update

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Paul Robinson doubts whether Carlos Corberan would be a good fit to replace Jesse Marsch as the Leeds United manager after he was sacked on Monday.

Corberan, 39, is flying high with West Brom in the Championship, winning 10 of 13 league games since taking charge there in October.

Leeds’ former Under-23s manager is now in contention to return to Elland Road as the top dog with Sky Sports reporting on 7 February that he’s under consideration by the Yorkshire club’s board.

However, Robinson is concerned that Corberan doesn’t have the experience of dealing with the situation he’d find himself in at Leeds as the only project there would be the short-term one to avoid relegation.

“There’d be a level of risk involved because Corberan’s not managed in the Premier League before,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.

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From Leeds’ point of view, they’re clearly looking at the Bielsa effect.

I don’t think there’ll be any call to go back for Bielsa but with Carlos there might be a case of trying to continue the project that Bielsa started.

But his man management credentials haven’t been tested at this level so you’d be going into it untested and unproven.

“You won’t know until he’s given an opportunity.

It’s like anything. How do you get experience if you’re not given the chance?

The Premier League’s a multi-billion-pound industry so do you take a risk on him to keep you in it?

The job is to stay in the Premier League. It’s not to develop the academy or bring young players through.

It’s a very short-term project to keep Leeds in the league and then go from there.”

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