Carlos Corberan has signed a new contract at West Brom amid interest from Leeds United, according to Telegraph journalist John Percy.
Fabrizio Romano also reported the news on Tuesday night (7 February), saying that Corberan won’t be the next Leeds boss as he’s made the decision to stay at The Hawthorns.
It is understood that the ex-Leeds Under-23s manager will pen a new deal at the Baggies lasting until June 2027.
Rule that one out
If Corberan was on Victor Orta’s list then he can cross that name off.
It’s a good thing anyway.
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Leeds need someone who’s proven in the Premier League and knows how to keep a team in this division.
Although Corberan has done well at Huddersfield and at West Brom since leaving Elland Road a couple of years ago, he doesn’t have anywhere near the experience required to keep us in the top flight just yet.
West Brom are flying under the Spaniard’s lead so this is massive news for them and their promotion bid.
It’s also a huge show of faith to hand him a four-and-a-half-year contract when the Baggies are known for sacking and replacing their managers very quickly.
We have no doubts that Orta and Andrea Radrizzani were looking at Corberan to continue the Marcelo Bielsa legacy at Elland Road but they’ll probably have to get the man himself back if they want that to happen.
It’s unlikely, unfortunately, but we can hope that Orta and Radrizzani can make lighting strike twice by getting someone who can just as much an impact at Elland Road as the legendary Argentine.
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