West Brom: Carlos Corberan ‘would be interested’ in Leeds role
West Bromwich Albion manager Carlos Corberan would be interested in talking to Leeds United about the vacancy at Elland Road, according to journalist Owen O’Brien.
The Lowdown: West Brom transformed under Corberan
Corberan only took over at The Hawthorns in October but has transformed The Baggies in a short space of time.
The 39-year-old has taken the club from the relegation zone to the play-offs in 13 Championship games, picking up an impressive 30 points out of a possible 39.
The former Leeds assistant could well be on the move already, though, with speculation claiming that he is a top target for Elland Road chiefs after the Yorkshire club parted ways with Jesse Marsch on Monday.
The Latest: Corberan linked with Leeds job
Freelance journalist O’Brien took to Twitter on Monday afternoon, stating that the Spaniard is Leeds’ ‘number one choice’ to take over. He added that Corberan would also be interested in talking to the Whites, in what is a worrying claim for all associated with West Brom.
O’Brien tweeted: “Understand West Brom manager Carlos Corberan is Leeds’ number one choice to replace Jesse Marsch. Sources say Corberan would be interested in talking to Leeds – Club are also refusing to rule out appointing an experienced Premier League manager.”
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The Verdict: Fingers crossed
Corberan isn’t the only option for Leeds, with Rayo Vallecano’s Andoni Iraola also on the club’s radar according to reliable reporter Phil Hay.
Therefore, West Brom chiefs will be hoping that the phone doesn’t ring from those in Yorkshire over the coming days, especially with the Baggies looking good for a play-off finish at this moment in time.
Reports have even suggested that West Brom are ready to offer Corberan a new deal as a result of speculation over a move to Leeds, so hopefully the only talks involving the manager are those which involve a contract extension in the Midlands.