Leeds United: Goalkeeping coach leaves club

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Leeds United goalkeeping coach Andy Leaning has left the club in another change to the backroom staff at Elland Road.

Leaning - a former York City and Sheffield United keeper - is understood to be in the process of arranging a settlement with Leeds after losing a job he first took up back in 2012.

The 51-year-old came to Leeds to assist Neil Redfearn after Redfearn was given caretaker control of United’s squad following the sacking of ex-manager Simon Grayson.

Leaning remained with the club during Neil Warnock’s reign as boss and was retained by Brian McDermott last season but Leeds have deemed him surplus to requirements ahead of the new season.

United took academy goalkeeping coach Neil Sullivan on their pre-season tour of Italy and Sullivan has been working with new signings Marco Silvestri and Stuart Taylor and youngster Alex Cairns ahead of two friendlies on the continent.

Paddy Kenny, meanwhile, is continuing to train at Thorp Arch with his exit from Leeds increasingly likely after the arrival of Silvestri and Taylor in the past week.

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