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Leeds target West Brom’s Carlos Corberan to replace Jesse Marsch

West Bromwich Albion head coach Carlos Corberan is the top candidate to replace Jesse Marsch at Leeds United, according to The Telegraph.

Corberan was the Leeds under-23 manager between 2017 and 2020. The Spaniard received a promotion and served as an assistant to former manager Marcelo Bielsa during his time at Elland Road.

The Valencia-born 39-year-old left to join Huddersfield Town for two years. In Corberan’s first season with the Terriers, he led them to finish 20th in the Championship.

However, the following season, Corberan guided the club to the promotion play-offs after finishing third. He left after failing to lead them into the Premier League.

He joined Greek giants Olympiacos but was dismissed after only 11 matches in charge and two wins. He left the club sixth in the Super League Greece 1.

Corberan was appointed by West Brom last October. He turned things around at the club, winning ten out of 13 games to push the club up to sixth place.

He could be on the move again after Leeds dismissed Marsch following seven Premer League games without a win.

Leeds are battling relegation again, just as Marsch found them when he joined the club in February 2022. They are only above the relegation zone on goal difference.

They are just above Everton, but the Toffees secured a 1-0 win over champions-elect Arsenal over the weekend, while Leeds suffered a 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest.

Sporting director Victor Orta is reportedly behind Marsch’s dismissal after backing the American in the transfer market. He is also heading the chase for a new manager.

Corberan is reportedly top of Leeds’ shortlist, but it remains unclear if West Brom will let him go.

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