Lewis Cox of The Express & Star has claimed that the recent language used by West Bromwich Albion boss Carlos Corberan suggests a ‘long term’ plan.
The Lowdown: Here to stay
The Spaniard agreed to sign a new contract with the Championship side until 2027, after his initial deal that he signed in October only saw him through until 2025.
West Brom are currently sixth in the league table and have won five of their last seven Championship matches.
Prior to his appointment, the Baggies had only won two league matches all season under former manager Steve Bruce.
The Latest: Corberan’s plan
Cox claimed that Corberan had his mind set on a long future at the Hawthorns when analysing his wording on the Express & Star’s YouTube channel.
He stated (8:17), “He spoke about a project today and I thought that was quite telling, he used that word project quite a bit. Both speaking with the broadcast and to us in the written press and the word project to me means long term it doesn’t mean a quick go promotional or go bust.
“We’re talking about promotion being successful here with the project. Promotion is sort of the first big part and then for many reasons on and off the pitch, can the next part of the project be can it be stay there?
“Can it be rather than come straight back down like last time, can such a talented young head coach, work something so Albion can survive?”
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The Verdict: Corberan seems keen
We believe that Corberan seems keen on seeing where he can take West Brom in the near future, and he’s certainly leading them in the right direction so far.
The standings in the Championship are pretty tight, but their recent form suggests they’ll be in and amongst the battle for a play-off position, despite the blip last night.
Our feeling is the Baggies board need to do is back Corberan in upcoming windows, there’s a lot of animosity between a portion of the fans and the ownership at the moment due to broken transfer promises.
Near the end of the January window, they were able to sign Nathaniel Chalobah on a permanent deal and bring in Marc Albrighton on loan.
Our view is that the duo will bring in a lot of experience into the Baggies squad and could well be some good business.
But backing the boss won’t only please the fans, but it gives Corberan a chance to shape West Brom into the vision he wants from our standpoint.