Leeds United to begin manager interviews as West Brom Carlos Corberan ‘stood out’ to club chiefs
Carlos Corberan is again being targeted by Leeds United following an impressive spell at West Brom
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The Whites parted ways with ex-Baggies boss Sam Allardyce following the end of his four-game spell in West Yorkshire as they were relegated from the Premier League. West Brom’s Championship rivals for next season are now pressing ahead with finding a replacement after 49ers Enterprises agreed a deal to takeover the club last week.
The Yorkshire Evening Post reports Corberan has impressed the club hierarchy after he led Huddersfield Town to the Championship play-off final and enjoyed a strong record at West Brom, just missing out on the play-offs after he took over with the club in 23rd.
The Spaniard previously worked at Leeds as an assistant to Marcelo Bielsa as well as taking charge of the club’s Under-23s side.
Daniel Farke and Brendan Rodgers are other reported candidates for the Elland Road vacancy but ex-Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard, according to the YEP, is not on the shortlist as he closes on in on a move to Saudi Arabia to manage Al Ettifaq.
Corberan was strongly linked with Leeds in February after the sacking of Jesse Marsch, and signed a new deal at the Hawthorns until the end of the 2026-27 season to end any speculation over his future.
“I am confident this is the right place for me,” said Corberan in February. “I believe that success can only be achieved when everyone works together. The way I have been made to feel welcome at this great club has made me confident that this is the right place for me.”
“I have always been impressed by Carlos,” added Albion chief executive Ron Gourlay, after Corberan penned his new deal. “And my admiration of him as a coach has only grown since he arrived.
“His passion for the game we all love has been infectious for all connected with the club, not least our players, who have clearly benefited from his first-class coaching, tactical knowhow, and attention to detail.”