Leeds United: Naylor latest casualty at Elland Road

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Leeds United Under-18s coach Richard Naylor has been made redundant and left the club with immediate effect, the YEP understands.

The former Leeds captain - a member of United’s League One promotion winning squad in 2010 and a well respected figure at Thorp Arch - is one of a growing number of casualties among the club’s coaching staff.

Naylor took charge of United’s Under-18 squad in 2012, shortly after announcing his retirement, and managed them to the league title in his first year in charge.

He remained in control of the same age group last season but has left his post as part of a wide round of redundancies at Leeds.

Naylor is believed to have been informed of United’s decision earlier today.

Under-16s coach Leigh Bromby - another ex-Leeds player - has also lost his job, while first-team goalkeeping coach Andy Leaning is attempting to negotiate a settlement with United after being told that he is surplus to requirements.

Benito Carbone - brought to Leeds by owner Massimo Cellino in April - has taken charge of the club’s Under-21 development squad while long-standing academy boss Neil Redfearn is still part of the set-up at Thorp Arch.

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