Confirmed: Senior man to leave Leeds in July
By Danny Wright
Leeds Under-23s head coach Jason Blunt is set to leave the club at the end of July.
The Whites announced the news in a statement on their official website on Wednesday in which they said that the senior man “has elected” to end his stay at Elland Road.
The 39-year-old has opted to accept a job with a Cornwall-based academy project instead of continuing his job with the Leeds development squad.
Blunt spent seven years as a member of Leeds’ academy staff and the statement has said that all associated with the Yorkshire giants “wishes him well for the future”.
It is also said that academy manager Adam Underwood and director of football Vincent Orta will attempt to replace Blunt as soon as possible and will begin the search for a new appointment straight away.
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It’s been a very busy few weeks involving Leeds’ backroom operations – and will continue that way with two vacant managerial roles that now need sorting out.
Andrea Radrizzani gained full control of the Championship club in May, just two days before manager Garry Monk decided to step down from his role.
Director of football Orta moved to Elland Road just a few days later in what has been a major reshuffle at the club since their failed bid to finish in the Championship play-off spots this year.
In other Leeds news, David Prutton has tipped this League Two boss to replace Monk at Elland Road.