Leeds United: Goalkeeping coach Hartis set to quit Elland Road

Leeds United goalkeeping coach Richard Hartis
Leeds United goalkeeping coach Richard Hartis
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Leeds United goalkeeping coach Richard Hartis will leave the club at the end of the season, the YEP understands.

Sources close to Leeds revealed today that Hartis has resigned from his post and will quit the job after Leeds’ last Championship game away at Preston North End on May 7.

Hartis, a former Manchester United coach, has been on the staff at Leeds for less than 12 months having joined from Cardiff City last summer, an addition to the coaching team built up under ex head coach Uwe Rosler.

The 48-year-old’s impending departure increases an already significant number of vacancies at Thorp Arch following the departure of United’s academy director, Paul Hart, earlier this month.

Leeds have been without an official head of recruitment since Martyn Glover left for Sunderland shortly after Christmas and Hartis’ decision to move on comes at a time when head coach Steve Evans’ future is also in doubt.

Evans, who will become owner Massimo Cellino’s longest serving head coach at Elland Road tomorrow, has a contract until June and is yet to be told if that deal will be extended.

Hartis, who previously worked at Leeds in the late 1990s, could now be poised to take up a position within the England youth set-up.