Leeds' head of recruitment Martyn Glover departs Elland Road to take up role with Sunderland

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The move to the Stadium of Light will see Glover link up with Sam Allardyce once again, having previously worked with the Black Cats boss at West Ham.

Leeds are looking for a new head of recruitment after Martyn Glover left the club to take up a role at Premier League side Sunderland, the Yorkshire Evening Post reports.

The move will see Glover reunited with current Black Cats boss Sam Allardyce. The pair worked together during Big Sam's time as West Ham manager. 

Following Allardyce's departure from the Boleyn Ground, Glover joined the Whites in the summer and spent seven months working alongside Uwe Rosler and then current boss Steve Evans. The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that Glover had played a key role in bringing holding midfielder Liam Bridcutt to Elland Road on a short-term loan deal in November.

And while the Yorkshire Evening Post claims that Leeds have compiled a shortlist of replacements, Glover's departure could arguably not have come at a worse time with the January transfer window just opening.

Leeds supporters will be hoping that Glover's exit has no negative impact on the club's chances of making any further signings during this window, especially with the club's unbeaten run gradually dragging the side onto the periphery of the play-off equation.


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