Leeds hired the former West Brom and Sheffield Wednesday man as assistant coach.
As reported by the official Leeds website, Kelly was appointed on a two-year contract at Elland Road, in an assistant capacity to Uwe Rosler.
The 50-year-old has worked with a number of clubs across the Football League and Premier League, with his most recent job at West Brom. Kelly was assistant coach to Alan Irvine, taking charge of the first-team on an interim basis following Irvine’s sacking, and drawing 1-1 with West Brom.
He left the Hawthorns when Tony Pulis took over, and adds that experience to spells with Preston, Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest and a 15 month reign as Leicester manager in the 2006/07 season.
His appointment brings experience of English football to Elland Road, and Kelly is the kind of man who will know how to coach to a Championship level. Although Uwe Rosler has worked in England before, Kelly is much more experienced, and his appointment could prove to be a shrewd move by Massimo Cellino.
Following the appointment, Leeds fans reacted to the news on Twitter, and it appears as if many are pleased with the appointment.
Worked with Rob Kelly at PNE a few years ago. Very thorough in match prep and good guy, even if he told me I had to have a shave #lufc— Carl Cunningham (@carlosamigos18) June 3, 2015
Hopefully Rob Kelly will be a good assistant. At least he's had the experience in the premier league.— Dominic Wilson (@DominicJwilson) June 3, 2015
Think Rob Kelly is a good appointment, we'll have to see how this one pans out #lufc— Alexander Vautrey (@a_vautrey) June 3, 2015
Good appointment Rob Kelly. If his got good championship experience.— Lewìs (@LewisNelson123) June 3, 2015
Quite encouraged that someone has spent a few days at Elland Road and *still* chosen to take the job. Welcome Rob Kelly. #lufc— FionaCK (@FionaCK) June 3, 2015