Done deal: Leeds confirm Richard Hartis has joined Rosler's backroom staff

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Leeds United have appointed goalkeeping coach Richard Hartis this afternoon.

Leeds United have confirmed on their official website that Richard Hartis has joined as the club's new goalkeeping coach.

It's a summer of change for Leeds, who recently appointed German Uwe Rosler as their new boss, replacing Neil Redfearn despite some promising signs from the former Whites manager.

Now, Rosler must begin to shape his backroom staff, with former Leicester City and Preston North End coach Rob Kelly heading to Elland Road as Rosler's assistant manager.

Rosler has now made another move, bringing in experienced goalkeeping coach Hartis, with Neil Sullivan heading back down to coach the Under-21 and Under-18 goalkeepers at Leeds.

Hartis arrives with quite the CV; he spent ten years as the Head of Academy Goalkeeping at Manchester United, before moving to Norway with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the duo worked together at Molde.

Hartis followed Solskjaer to Cardiff City in 2014, and is currently working with the England Under-18 squad, proving himself as a coach across all age groups.

Leeds goalkeeper Marco Silvestri enjoyed a strong debut season in English football and will now be looking to improve even more under Hartis, whilst arrivals will be expected in the goalkeeping position considering that Italian Silvestri is the only professional stopper on the books at Elland Road.

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