Carlos Corberan secures new contract with West Brom until 2027 after interest from Leeds | Soccer News

Carlos Corberan has signed a contract extension at West Brom until the summer of 2027 after being heavily linked with the vacant Leeds job.

The 39-year-old has won 10 of his 13 league games in charge of the Baggies since signing a two-and-a-half-year deal with the club in October 2022.

He had been among the candidates to replace Jesse Marsch at Leeds after the American was sacked on Tuesday, but his new contract extends his stay at the Hawthorns for another two years.

Albion teased the announcement on social media with a clip from the popular BBC TV series Good Valley, in which the main character Catherine Cawood says, “Why is everyone pretending you’re going to Leeds when you’re not?”

Managing director Ron Gourlay told the club’s website he first sat down with Corberan to discuss his future at the club three weeks ago when Marsch was still working at Elland Road.

He said: “His passion for the game we all love has been infectious to everyone connected with the club, especially our players, who have clearly benefited from Carlos’ top-notch coaching, tactical savvy and his attention to detail.

“We sat down three weeks ago to discuss the future of the club and Carlos’ vision for Albion is absolutely aligned with mine. Together we are determined to keep the club moving forward.”

Corberan worked at Leeds for three years until 2020, first as U23 manager and then first-team coach under Marcelo Bielsa, before leaving to join Huddersfield.

Corberan himself added: “I believe success can only be achieved when everyone works together and the way I was welcomed to this great club made me believe this is the right place to be. Me.

“It’s important to me that we don’t let this moment distract us from our goal, which is to make sure we improve every day, making the team more and more competitive for the challenges ahead. to get a positive result in our next game and we are working hard to achieve that at Birmingham City on Friday night.”

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