‘Final’ - West Bromwich Albion next manager update as Carlos Corberan date set

West Bromwich Albion are expected to appoint a new manager by the end of today - just 24 hours after Unai Emery joined local rivals Aston Villa.
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West Bromwich Albion are set to finally end their search for a Steve Bruce replacement, with a new manager reportedly expected to sign by the end of today, October 25. The Baggies have struggled so far this campaign, falling well short of supporter expectations - but a new man in the dugout could soon lift the mood.

According to The Telegraph, West Brom are confident Carlos Corberan will take over with negotiations now in the final stages. It is said the Spaniard’s appointment will be announced later today - with his first game in charge set to be away at Sheffield United on Saturday afternoon.

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The 39-year-old was most recently in charge of Greek Super League side Olympiacos, though he only lasted two months in the role, leading the Red-Whites to just two wins in 11 league matches. Before that, he enjoyed far more success in the dugout at Huddersfield Town.

Missing out on promotion in the playoff final at Wembley last campaign, Corberan’s Terriers were just 90 minutes away from the Premier League. The Yorkshire side massively overperformed, largely thanks to Corberan going back to basics with a 4-4-2 formation.

Ending the season with the fourth-best defensive record in the Championship, Huddersfield were one of the year’s surprise packages. Dominant victories were a rarity, but a single goal often ground out wins - something West Brom could well do with to improve their current position.

Carlos Corberan is expected to be the man to replace Steve Bruce at West Brom.Carlos Corberan is expected to be the man to replace Steve Bruce at West Brom.
Carlos Corberan is expected to be the man to replace Steve Bruce at West Brom.

Corberan first gained a reputation with managerial spells at Cypriot teams Doxa Katokopias and Ermis Aradippou. He then went on to be Marcelo Bielsa’s assistant at Leeds United. When appointed at Albion, he will take over a side in the relegation zone, with only Corberan’s former side - Huddersfield - having gained fewer points.

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