Leeds United might have a fight on their hands keeping hold of a key member of their current coaching staff this summer. It appears that under-23 boss Carlos Corberan is being targeted by Spanish side Cultural Leonesa to potentially become their new head coach.
As initially reported by Spanish journalist Angel Garcia on Twitter, the Yorkshire Evening Post has since confirmed interest in the highly-regarded boss. Leon Noticias have reported meetings between Corberan and the Spanish club with an agreement seemingly close.
Leeds United and Cultural have a link through board member Ivan Bravo and the Aspire Academy in Qatar, so it is certainly no surprise to see their name linked with Corberan.
But Leeds United fans clearly do not want to see this happen.
Corberan has worked wonders with the under-23 side. Last season they were sensational, winning a league and cup double. He also helped the likes of Jamie Shackleton, Jack Clarke, Aapo Halme and Kun Temenuzhkov all progress into the first-team picture this season.
Implementing a similar style to the one being used by Marcelo Bielsa in the Leeds first-team, Corberan has produced fantastic results.
With that in mind, many a Leeds United fan sees Corberan as the natural successor when Bielsa does eventually walk away from Elland Road.
Here is how fans have reacted to the news on Twitter…
we have to keep Corberan at all costs #lufc
— Armo ☀️🌙 (@Jordan_Armo) June 9, 2019
Just hope Carlos stays at @LUFC doing great job developing our young talent and a would be natural successor to Bielsa #LUFC #MOT Cultural Leonesa make approach to appoint Leeds United coach Carlos Corberan as new manager https://t.co/nCoc6UIzcw
— Neil Summers🔶 (@neilyboy1919) June 9, 2019
Really thrilled with news that Corberan can leave Leeds. Currently he is one of the most valuable assets in Leeds. Terrific work with youngsters and certain future number one when MB will leave. I hope working and learning from Marcelo will encourage him to stay at Leeds. #lufc
— Krzysztof Wrzal (@KrzysztofWrzal) June 9, 2019
— Lucas Monk 🇪🇺 (@LucasMonk99) June 9, 2019
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) June 9, 2019
I genuinely don’t think this is a tough decision for Corberan Phil. He’s fairly young still in coaching terms and another year with Bielsa will only add to his resume.. He’s seeing the fruits of labor at #lufc now also, which should maintain his motivation for his role here.
— Coach Ellis Riley (@CoachEllisRiley) June 9, 2019
— Michael Green (@Michael_Green__) June 9, 2019
Corberan would be a massive loss if he moves on. Surely he’ll get the main gig after Bielsa
— White Knight LUFC (@WhiteKnightLUFC) June 9, 2019