Report: Leeds United appoint Steve Head as new head of recruitment

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Leeds United have reportedly moved to bring in Steve Head from Reading to oversee their player recruitment.

Leeds United have moved to bring in a new head of recruitment, according to The Sun.

The Whites have reportedly appointed Steve Head from Championship competitors Reading.

The paper write: "Leeds have also made another key addition to their backroom staff, with highly-rated Steve Head joining from Reading as head of recruitment.

Steve Head was at Fulham for a decade, and prior to that spent 10 years working in Southampton's academy.

Reading's website described his key responsibility at the club as European scouting, which is bound to appeal to owner Massimo Cellino, as well as new boss Uwe Rosler who brought in players from across Europe at Wigan.

The club's website also explained how he was asked to scout by Roy Hodgson on behalf of England ahead of the World Cup.

Head worked alongside former Leeds boss Brian McDermott at Reading, describing him as reported by GetReading, as a 'fantastic personality'.

With experience at Fulham and Reading, it is perhaps little surprise then that the first two players linked to the club by the paper are Chris Baird, formerly of the west London side, and Alex Pearce, currently with the Royals.

No official comment has been made by Leeds, nor has sporting director Nicola Salerno's future been addressed, but he is expected to leave the club.

The Italian press linked Cagliari sporting director Francesco Marroccu with the role on Friday, but it appears Leeds have decided to go for British experience instead.

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