Leeds assistant coach Rob Kelly relishing life as Rosler's number two

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The experienced coach has made no secret of his passion for the role.

It's been a rather enjoyable start to the season for fans of the Whites, and it seems like the men behind it are having some fun themselves in trying to restore the team to the right end of the Championship.

Uwe Rosler's assistant, Rob Kelly, joined the club in the summer after leaving West Bromwich Albion at the start of the year. He had been working in the same capacity at the Hawthorns as the number two to Alan Irvine, but finished his time there as the caretaker manager following the Scot's dismissal.

After being let go at the time of Tony Pulis' arrival, Kelly wasn't out of the game too long before being recruited as Rosler's assistant in the German's new project at Elland Road. And just a few months in, it appears that the experienced coach is enjoying his new challenge.

Speaking to LUTV on the eve of Ipswich Town's visit to Elland Road, the 50-year-old spoke highly of the football club and what an opportunity he felt he was offered earlier in the summer.

"It's Leeds United," he said. "The opportunity to come and work here doesn't come around very often, if ever. I'm enjoying every second of every day."

He and Rosler have overseen Leeds to an unbeaten start in the Championship, but they'll be looking to turn a few more draws into wins, starting against Ipswich Town at Elland Road tomorrow evening.

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