Leeds United bring in former Doncaster Rovers coach

New Leeds United first team coach Paul Butler
New Leeds United first team coach Paul Butler
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LEEDS UNITED have added former Doncaster Rovers coach Paul Butler to their backroom team.

Butler has been named as United’s first-team coach, linking up with boss Thomas Christiansen and assistant Julio Banuelos.

The 31-year-old worked under Paul Dickov at both Oldham Athletic and Doncaster and also spent time with Blackpool earlier in his career. He was Rovers’ head of recruitment before parting company with the club last year.

Butler took United’s pre-match warm-up ahead of today’s 5-1 friendly win at Guiseley and is the latest addition to the new backroom team installed following Christiansen’s appointment on June 15.

Banuelos arrived soon after having previously worked with Christiansen at APOEL and AEK Larnaca. Leeds also appointed Marcos Abad - formerly of Middlesbrough - as their goalkeeping coach and named Ivan Torres as head of fitness.

Butler was targeted as a means of adding more domestic experience to Christiansen’s staff. Former Leeds player and Bristol City assistant John Pemberton is also understood to have been considered for the role.