Richard Hartis confirmed as new Leeds United goalkeeping coach

Leeds United ground, Elland Road, Leeds'Billy Bremner statue
Leeds United ground, Elland Road, Leeds'Billy Bremner statue
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LEEDS UNITED have confirmed the appointment of Richard Hartis as the club’s new goalkeeping coach

Hartis is the club’s latest backroom addition following the announcement that former West Brom, Preston, Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday assistant-boss Rob Kelly is to join as number two to new head coach Uwe Rosler.

Hartis is currently with England U18s on international business in Moscow, having served as a goalkeeping coach for various England youth teams.

He will link up with Leeds in time for pre-season.

Hartis has previously worked as goalkeeping coach at Cardiff City under Ole Gunnar Solskjear, having been part of the Norweigan’s backroom team at Molde.

Other roles for the 47-year-old have included a spell as head of Academy goalkeeping at Manchester United.

Hartis also spent time as a goalkeeping coach with Leeds academy in the late 1990s.

The appointment of Hartis will see Neil Sullivan return to his previous role in the club’s academy, coaching the under-21s and under-18s.