Leeds United’s Under-23 outfit capped a superb campaign on Monday afternoon when they won the Professional Development League national title.
The Whites defeated Birmingham City 4-2 on penalties after a goalless draw in front of nearly 8000 supporters at Elland Road.
First-team players Jack Clarke and Gaetano Berardi helped Leeds to victory, with Clarke scoring the decisive penalty in the shootout.
Carlos Corberan has seen his team fire on all fronts this season with his development squad winning their league too.
The good work from the boss has been recognised by boss Marcelo Bielsa. He has been forthcoming in using members of the development squad to plug gaps at various points this season.
Following yesterday’s victory, the Spaniard took to Twitter. He was keen to thank the supporters who had come out to supporter his youngsters, tweeting:
The best was the magic atmosphere that you built today in ER. Your support gave us the energy to win this award and proved one more time how special this club is #MOT
— Carlos Corberan (@CarlosCorberan) May 6, 2019
The work of the 36-year-old was also acknowledged by Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani who was quick to praise the development squad boss:
— Andrea Radrizzani (@andrearadri) May 6, 2019
Ryan Edmondson has bagged 19 goals for Corberan’s team this season and is seemingly close to the first-team picture. The 17-year-old might receive more of a chance during 2019/20 and after netting in the shootout he took to Twitter too:
What a team!!
What a season!
Unbelievably proud of these lads, what a season it’s been🙏🏼🙌🏼⚽️#LUFC#MOT https://t.co/vZsYuIlh5K
— Ryan Edmondson (@Ryan_edmondson9) May 6, 2019
The future certainly looks bright at Elland Road. Leeds might have needed a shootout to put the seal on their campaign but the youngsters have gone above and beyond this season.
Corberan’s work won’t have gone unnoticed with the club’s hierarchy and they will hope he can continue next season.