By David Woods

20th Jul, 2020 | 11:04am

'I'm told': Craig Hope posts what he's heard about key exit, Phil Hay expects Leeds compensation

It looks like Carlos Corberan, the manager of Leeds United Under-23s, is set to leave the club and take over as new manager of Huddersfield Town. 

The Sun reported that Huddersfield were in talks with Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson and Corberan.

And now, the Daily Mail’s Craig Hope, has said, “Understand Leeds coach Carlos Corberan has been approached to take over as manager of Huddersfield Town. I’m told Leeds players believe Corberan will take the position.”

Hope delivered the bad news on his personal Twitter account on Monday morning.

Leeds journalist Phil Hay confirmed that Corberan had been approached and that Leeds wouldn’t block the move.

He said that he would expect compensation to be paid by Huddersfield.

Corberan will be big loss

This is bad news for Leeds but great news for Corberan.

For him, it’s a chance to test himself in the Championship after watching Bielsa take two seasons to get Leeds promoted.

That will be the aim for the new Huddersfield manager after their safety was secured with one game to go.

Huddersfield beat West Brom on Friday to secure promotion to the Premier League for Leeds. This looks like it will be our gift back to them.

For Leeds, though, it will spell the end of a brilliant relationship between Corberan and Bielsa.

One of the big success stories under Bielsa has been the synergy between the first team and the Under-23s.

Players have made the move up to the first team, with Pascal Struijk and Ian Poveda making their first starts for the side on Sunday against Derby.

And the Under-23s had an incredible 18/19 season under Corberan, winning the PDL National title.

Getting a new man in will be near the top of Leeds’ list if Corberan does go and it will be fascinating to see who Bielsa trusts with the development of his young charges.

The Under-23s are set to play in Premier League 2 next seasons after the Leeds academy was awarded Cat 1 status for the first time.

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