Leeds United seem to have a long-term plan under Marcelo Bielsa at the moment. The Argentine gaffer has come in and won over plenty of Leeds fans, but according to this article from The Yorkshire Evening Post, it seems Bielsa is preparing Leeds U23 manager, Carlos Corberan to eventually take the reigns off of him when he departs.
Carlos Corberan’s new role at Leeds United includes maintaining a consistent style of play between the first team and the academy. He believes the shared philosophy is working:https://t.co/MSOU7RJd7K
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) October 10, 2018
Marcelo Bielsa has already seen the likes of Jack Clarke and Jamie Shackleton make the step up from the club’s academy to the senior squad this season and it seems that the 63-year-old is keen to blood the youth and prepare the club for the future in his time at Elland Road. That preparing for the future doesn’t stop at players, though, as the way Corberan’s U23s are playing is mirroring the senior squad and the Spaniard could be set to take over one day.
In the same way that Zinedine Zidane became Real Madrid manager and Pep Guardiola became the Barcelona boss, Bielsa is already putting the steps in place for Corberan to one day step up from the Whites reserves and step into senior management and the fans love the idea of it. Corberan’s Leeds U23 side are top of the Professional Development League and if he can continue impressing in his role then the fans might be calling for him to step up sooner than was first thought, although, for now, the fans are just pleased to see a long-term plan in place.
You can read The Whites’ verdict on Corberan here:
Future manager in the making ?he sounds like an absolute gem
— Michael Kitchen (@kitchy2629) October 10, 2018
Corberan is a future manager in the making but more importantly the early work Bielsa & Corberan are putting in will set the foundation for years to come.
— Adam Ross (@rossi_on) October 10, 2018
Now we are talking that’s a long term project for a prosperous and successful future. I just hope this is going to be a long term stability and we can ride any rocky times ahead with no knee jerk reactions believing we have a plan to take us forward in the long term
— jon davidson (@davidson_jon) October 10, 2018
This is totally the way to go because Bielsa will only be here 2 years maximum. Change the culture forever at Leeds United and produce top coaches/managers as well as players.
— Lance (@Lancewf6) October 10, 2018
Definitely being groomed to take over once Bielsa leaves.
— Steven Barras (@StevenBarras) October 10, 2018
Corberan has been angling for the first team coach role for ages. His plan is to take over at some point.
— CE (@eatonc01) October 10, 2018
Barcelona have done it for years, can’t believe more clubs haven’t cottoned on to it
— C D (@Mrcd1990) October 10, 2018
Presumably Corberan is the natural heir. Continuity is vital to ensure our future. Read somewhere though that he isn’t that popular with the players? Hope that’s rubbish.
— Steve (@Swc242) October 10, 2018
The fans love the idea of Corberan being the natural heir to Bielsa and will be keen to see how both the U23s and the first-team get on in the coming seasons.
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