Leeds United goalkeeper coach Richard Hartis' role in the England set-up confirmed

The goalkeeper coach looks set to leave Leeds United this summer.

It was recently reported that Leeds United were all set to lose yet another member of their coaching set-up. Following Paul Hart’s departure from his role as academy chief it was reported that Richard Hartis was all set to step down as the club’s goalkeeper coach.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported last week that Hartis would be leaving Leeds at the end of the season with a place in the England youth set-up lined up.

Now his role in the England set-up has been confirmed.

The FA announced the news yesterday that they had appointed a number of new names to various age groups – including Colin Cooper’s appointment to the under-21 staff and Lee Carsley’s to the England under-19s.

The FA also reported that Hartis will be working with goalkeepers from the under-18, under-19 and under-20 set-ups after joining the association from Leeds United.

While there is still no official confirmation that this role will require Hartis to step down from Leeds or not it is widely believed that Leeds will be searching for a new ‘keeper coach in the summer.

Hartis only joined the club after being brought in by former manager Uwe Rosler in the summer, leaving Cardiff City for a Yorkshire move.

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