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Report: Leeds goalkeeping coach set to leave Elland Road at the end of the season

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Richard Hartis is reportedly set to switch the Championship club for a job in the England set-up.

A report in the Yorkshire Evening Post has claimed that Leeds United's goalkeeping coach Richard Hartis will leave Elland Road at the end of the season. 

The 48-year-old only joined the Whites from Cardiff City before the start of this campaign as part of the team that former manager Uwe Rosler put together to try and get United back into the top flight.

While the side are set for another year in the Championship, his work appears to have caught the eye elsewhere as the Yorkshire Evening Post reports that Hartis could be about to take a job in the England set-up working with the youth teams once the season draws to a conclusion.

The news comes not long after Paul Hart left his role as academy director, and with the Yorkshire Evening Post also reporting that the club are yet to replace former head of recruitment Martyn Glover, it appears that United will have to spend nearly as much time bolstering their backroom staff over the summer as they will working on new additions to the playing squad.

Leeds fans will be hoping that Hartis' reportedly-imminent departure will not have a major impact on Bailey Peacock-Farrell's development. The 19-year-old recently made his United debut and appears to have the talent to become the side's number one for a long time so finding the right replacement for the outgoing goalkeeping coach could be crucial.

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