Leeds United: Whites set to land new club secretary from Liverpool

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Leeds United are poised to appoint ex-Wigan and Liverpool employee Stuart Hayton as their new club secretary.

Hayton is set to join Leeds in the coming days after leaving his job as secretary at Liverpool.

Liverpool recruited him two years ago but Hayton, who previously spent many years at Wigan, agreed last month that he would leave Anfield by mutual consent after the end of this season.

His arrival would be another addition to the infrastructure at Elland Road after a fortnight in which United named ex-Hull City Adam Pearson as a club director and unveiled Uwe Rosler as their new head coach.

Rosler’s previous managerial job was also at the DW Stadium, though he took up that post three months after Hayton moved on to Anfield.

Hayton worked for 20 years, latterly as secretary. He joined Liverpool for the 2013-14 season.

Club secretary is one of a number of posts which Leeds have working to fill following the arrival of Rosler on a two-year deal.

United are finalising the appointment of an assistant boss, a first-team coach and a head of recruitment.

Former Leeds defender Gunnar Halle has been heavily linked to the assistant’s role.

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