Leeds have today announced that the new manager of the under 23’s development squad is ex-Villarreal assistant manger Carlos Corberan. The 34-year-old arrives from Cyprus where he was head-coach of Ermis, who he led to a mid-table finish in the league last season.

Leeds United’s board member Ivan Bravo, director of football Victor Orta and Academy Manager Adam Underwood have made the appointment with the role currently vacant. Despite being young the new man comes with experience at a high level, his time at Villarreal saw the club in both the Champions League and reach the semi-final of the Europa League. He also had spells in Saudi Arabia, as assistant manager of Al Nassr, where the clubs were a part of the Asian Champions League.

The announcement comes on the same day as Leeds signed Ousama Siddiki from Real Madrid to join the development squad (http://peacockandsmiley.com/4504/leeds-sign-real-madrid-under-19s-striker/) and not to long after Barcelona youngster Adrian Balboa also joined the clubs youth setup. The long term vision seems to be in full swing, the two deals today for both coach and player indicating the youth side of things is still key to the future of the club.

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