Leverkusen had lost three games in a row, and five of its last seven, before Korkut took over for a 1-1 draw against Werder Bremen last weekend.
1/10 - In fact, Bayer Leverkusen has lost nine of its last 10 Champions League knockout games (W1), its only win in that run coming against Atletico Madrid (1-0, February 2015).
Bayer Leverkusen, which needs to overturn a 4-2 loss to Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday, is at the top of the list.
But Korkut, who spent time in Spain with Real Sociedad and Espanyol during his playing career, is unperturbed by the challenge facing him and his players.
"We earned a very good result in the first leg but we can't take anything for granted", Atletico midfielder Koke said.
"I always interpret the games in just one way", Simeone said.
"With the characteristics of the players we have in the team, and looking for the best alternatives to do them damage", Simeone said.
"It's something natural and normal". Tomorrow [Wednesday] it's the same with our side. "We need to look for chances but we have to remember we'll have 90 minutes and want to get into a situation where we're still in the game".
Atletico have also been making the headlines for non-sporting reasons with the confirmation that the club has reached an agreement with Madrid City Hall to buy the Wanda Metropolitan Stadium, which will be their new home next season, for a price of 30 million euros (around 34 million USA dollars). I have confidence in my players.
The hosts scored two goals apiece in the first leg of this meeting, and they will win the two halves of the game with BET365 at a price of (4.33), and for the visitors, their two goals came in the second half of encounter came in the second half, and they are offered at (2.63) to win either half of the meeting.
Winless in its last four matches, Leverkusen will at least have a new coach on its bench with experience in Spanish soccer. The side want to improve things and move forward and that gives you strength as a coach. "We have seen in the last few days what can happen in football", he told Marca.