Five facts about reported new Leeds United assistant Rob Kelly

Leeds United

Rob Kelly is reportedly set to be appointed as Leeds United's assistant boss.

Championship side Leeds United have identified their new assistant they want to work alongside head coach Uwe Rosler.

The Yorkshire Evening Post report the Whites are set to name Rob Kelly as Rosler's number two, later this week.

Leeds took weeks to appoint Steve Thompson as Neil Redfearn's assistant earlier in the season, so if Rosler is able to get his in swiftly, he will receive an important helping hand as he prepares for his first summer at Elland Road.

Here are five facts about Rob Kelly...

1) Last season Rob Kelly was an assistant boss at Premier League side West Brom, working alongside Alan Irvine before the Baggies made a change and appointed Tony Pulis. Irvine described him as having a 'great personality', and good at building relationships with players, quoted by the West Brom website.

2) Kelly has managed in the Championship in his own right before, steadying the ship at Leicester City as caretaker in 2006 after Craig Levein was sacked, and being appointed full-time.

3) He managed Preston for one game as caretaker boss in 2010, and led them to a 7-0 win in the FA Cup against Colchester United.

4) The last game he managed in the Championship was in 2011/12 as a caretaker boss for Nottingham Forest, bridging the gap between Steve McClaren's sacking, who he worked under at the club, and Steve Cotterill's appointment.

5) Kelly once worked as a youth team coach at Watford and academy director at Blackburn Rovers, showing he could be ideal to help Leeds' young talent progress.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch