West Brom: Baggies keen to offer Carlos Corberan new deal
West Brom want to offer manager Carlos Corberan a new contract in order to ‘fend off interest’ from Leeds United, according to a new report.
The Lowdown: Leeds eyeing Corberan
Over the weekend, the 39-year-old was linked with becoming the Whites’ next boss, with Jesse Marsch’s departure now confirmed.
It is a concerning update from a West Brom perspective, considering the impact Corberan has had since replacing Steve Bruce back in October.
He has turned the Baggies from relegation fodder to genuine promotion hopefuls, with his side now sitting sixth in the Championship after Friday’s 1-0 win at home to Coventry City.
The Latest: New deal incoming?
According to Football Insider, West Brom are ‘ready’ to offer Corberan a new contract at the club, as they aim to fight off Leeds.
The Baggies are believed to be ‘aware’ of the Premier League club’s interest in the Spaniard, who worked under Marcelo Bielsa during his time at Elland Road.
The Verdict: Would be a huge blow to lose him
It is imperative that West Brom keep hold of Corberan for as long as possible, considering the vast influence he has had since picking up the mess left by Bruce, being called a ‘genius’ by Romario Vieira.
He has won ten of his 13 league matches in charge at an average of 2.31 points per game – they are third in the Championship form table in the last ten league outings – highlighting how big the turnaround has been.
Losing Corberan at this point in the season doesn’t bear thinking about and the hope is that he remains loyal to the club for at least the remainder of this season, and hopefully well beyond.