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Uwe Rosler: Rob Kelly will bring experience to Leeds United

Leeds United completed the appointment of Rob Kelly as assistant head coach.

Kelly was appointed assistant to new Leeds head coach Rosler, and the German boss spoke to the official club website to praise his work and highlight what he will bring to the club.

Rosler said: “I felt that it would be very good to have such an experienced coach like Rob next to me. He has been in this league for many, many years. He knows this league in and out and he knows the players in and out.

“I was always looking to bring in somebody experienced who has worked at this level for quite some time – I think that Rob is a very good option”

Kelly’s appointment in the latest in what promises to be a long line of staff changes this summer, as club president Massimo Cellino looks to revive the ailing fortunes of the Yorkshire-based club.

Rosler has already been named head coach, Adam Pearson as Executive Director, and a new director of football is expected in the coming days.

Kelly brings something to Elland Road which has been absent since Cellino took charge of the club - Championship experience.

Even Rosler, who is the most learned in English football of all the coaches hired by Cellino, has only spent a short time in the Championship.

Kelly, on the other hand, has a spent over a decade working in the Football League, mostly in the second tier. He brings knowhow and experience of both playing in the division - and winning promotion from it.

Kelly’s appointment was a very logical move from Cellino, and he is sure to play a key part in helping Rosler settle into his role at Elland Road, as well as progressing the club forward as they look to secure a return to the Premier League as early as next season.

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