Leeds United: Three is a magic number

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Leeds United plan to make three more additions to their backroom staff before the end of next week with the club on the verge of securing an assistant coach, a first-team coach and a head of recruitment.

Speaking as he unveiled Uwe Rosler as United’s new head coach, director Adam Pearson said candidates for the three other posts had been identified ahead of a major overhaul at Thorp Arch.

Former Leeds defender Gunnar Halle is being linked with the role of assistant having previously worked with Rosler in Norway.

United, meanwhile, have examined a number of possible options for the head of recruitment job including Celtic scout David Moss.

The arrival of a new recruitment boss will signal the end of Nicola Salerno’s year-long spell as sporting director.

Pearson refused to name names but said: “We have three key pieces of the jigsaw to fit in place. The names are decided, I’m just having to wade through contracts. The (appointments) will be made in the next week.”

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