Luton Town boss Nathan Jones confirms he would like to bring recently departed Leeds United academy director Paul Hart to the club

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The pair worked together previously at Charlton Athletic.

Leeds United recently lost their academy director Paul Hart. Hart, who had previously held a similar role in the early 1990s and helped bring through players such as Harry Kewell, Jonathan Woodgate and Gary Kelly, left earlier this month due to personal reasons.

He took up the role in September last year after the controversial departure of Neil Redfearn and his loss would have been a tough one to take for Leeds – as he brought vast experience and tradition to the role.

But it seems he is wanted elsewhere.

Luton Town manager Nathan Jones has revealed today that he would love to bring Hart into the club.

Jones, who worked under Hart at Charlton Athletic, is looking for a new member of his coaching staff and admitted he would love to bring him in and would talk to Leeds about it if it became an opportunity. Jones is quoted by Luton On Sunday as stating:

"He's someone I know very, very well, he's someone I worked closely with and he's someone I would love to bring to the club for lots of reasons.

"He's a very close friend of mine and someone who is vastly experienced. If there's something that can be done, then I'll speak to the relevant people and you'd have to speak to Leeds because he's only just (become) available.”

He did however stress that no deal was forthcoming and that he understood Hart had left Leeds for personal reasons that might prevent a move to the Hatters:

"He's a good friend of mine and I value his opinion. I think he's left Leeds for personal and family reasons, so we'll have to see where he's at.

"If there is a possibility that we can do something then that would be a real good addition to our team."

A man with the experience and knowledge that Hart has is never going to be short of offers but whether or not he heads to Bedfordshire may of course rest on the nature of the reasons behind his Leeds exit.

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