With Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani making it clear he will not stand in the Spaniard's way, and Corberan apparently open to taking control at the John Smith's Stadium, it would be a surprise if he was not appointed as Danny Cowley's successor soon.
But in the meantime, Huddersfield have a match at Schofield's former club Millwall to play, and have appointed an interim management team for it.
Cowley and his brother and assistant Nicky were surprisingly sacked on Sunday, less than 48 hours after saving the club from Championship relegation. The club are looking to move in a different direction to the one the Cowleys were hoping to take, and a return to the head coach role filled by predecessors David Wagner and Jan Siewart.
Former midfielder Schofield began his playing career at Doncaster's Brodsworth Welfare before ten years with Huddersfield, making 285 appearances and scoring 46 goals. After his spell in south London, Schofield finished his playing days with Rotherham United, Halifax Town and Bradford (Park Avenue).
Schofield worked as an academy coach at Barnsley, Leeds and Middlesbrough before returning to Huddersfield as under-19 coach in February.
The 40-year-old will be assisted by another former Huddersfield midfielder, under-17 coach Jon Worthington, goalkeeping coach Paul Clements and experienced central defender Tommy Elphick. Elphick joined from Aston Villa in the summer but suffered medial and cruciate knee ligament damage in November, and has not played since.
Theoretically, Huddersfield can still be relegated but it would require them to lose, Charlton Athletic and Luton Town to win their final games, the latter with an 18-goal goal difference swing, and for Wigan Athletic to be successful in their appeal to overturn a 12-point deduction for going into administration.
Thoughts have therefore turned to the future in what will be a difficult financial climate for Huddersfield, who have had to pay back some of their parachute payment from the Premier League this season to contribute to the shortfall caused by the covid-19 outbreak.
Town are expected to put a stronger emphasis on bringing through young players and on more attractive football than the pragmatic approach the Cowleys felt they had to adopt to keep the club in the Championship.
Corberan, who joined Leeds in 2017, would seem to fit the bill, and his limited experience is no deterrent to a club which gave Wagner his first senior coaching role.
When Cowley was sacked, Huddersfield pointedly made it known they were not inviting applications, pointing to a clear idea about their next step.
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