Paul Hart becomes Luton Town assistant, just one month after leaving Leeds United

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The former Leeds academy boss left at the start of April for personal reasons.

Luton Town have today confirmed the appointment of Paul Hart as their new assistant manager, just a little over one month after he departed Leeds United.

Luton announced the news on their official website earlier today with Hart having this to say about the new job:

"It feels great to be here. I've been looking forward to this and I feel very lucky. I've had 45 Years in football and to come to a prestigious club like Luton, especially in this position as assistant manager is great, I'm very lucky."

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 at the start of April from his role as academy director at Leeds.

He is however now joining up with The Hatters, whose manager Nathan Jones is a former protégé of his at Charlton Athletic.

Luton fans will of course be very excited to hear about the arrival of such an experienced and talented manager to the fray but Leeds fans will be feeling confused.

When he left Leeds in April the club website released an official statement that read:

"The club is extremely grateful to Paul for his fantastic service to the academy and fully respects the reasons behind his departure. He leaves with our best wishes for the future. The club will now start the search for a suitable replacement for his role at the academy. "

So many will now be wondering what the exact reason for his Leeds departure was and why a move into an as demanding job but with Luton might not be affected by the reasons behind his Leeds exit.

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