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Paul Hart explains how he plans to work with Uwe Rosler

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Paul Hart has been appointed as Leeds United’s new Head of Academy.

Newly-appointed Leeds United Head of Academy Paul Hart has explained to the club’s official website how he plans to work with first-team head coach Uwe Rosler.

Hart will oversee the entire Academy set-up at Thorp Arch as well as take charge of the Whites’ Under-21 side.

Rosler was appointed the Leeds first-team head coach at the end of the 2014-15 campaign.

“I know the manager Uwe Rosler thinks the same way as I do,” the Englishman told Leeds’ official website. “To have such an organised coach at the head of the ship is comforting for everybody.

“We won’t be working in each other’s pockets but it only works for me with input from the manager.

“I’m hands on, I have to oversee most things and get involved with the Under-21s, predominantly. That’s the bridge between the first team and the Academy.”

Hart, a former Leeds and Nottingham Forest defender, will be supported by Adam Underwood as the Academy Manager.

The former defender, who also played for Sheffield Wednesday, is joined at the Academy by Daral Pugh as Head of Coaching, focusing on the under-9s-16s age groups, John Anderson as Under-18s coach alongside Jason Blunt, and Andy Gray as Under-16s coach.

Hart played for Leeds for five years before going on to take charge of the Academy during the 1990s, leading the youngsters to FA Youth Cup victories in 1993 and 1997.

The Englishman helped develop the likes of Jonathan Woodgate, Paul Robinson, Harry Kewell and Alan Smith.

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