According to Adam Pope, a Leeds United BBC broadcaster, Leeds are in the final stages of arranging their pre-season schedule, with the details set to be released later this week.

Pope has released the news via his Twitter account (below) this afternoon, as well as stating that he has no further information on the next Leeds United head coach.

The Whites have been managerless since the resignation of Garry Monk two weeks ago, with many coaches being linked to the job- including Aitor Karanka, Claudio Ranieri and Pep Clotet (Monk’s assistant while at the helm at Elland Road). First-team coach Jame Beattie is expected to join Monk at his next destination wherever that may be. However, Clotet has opted to stay at Leeds; with it not yet known how involved the Spaniard will be.

Well-respected Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay has also had his say on the pre season, stating that Leeds were looking at touring Austria prior to the resignation of Monk. However as the 38-year-old is now a thing of the past, these plans may be altered or scrapped altogether. Either way, it is surprising to many that a pre-season schedule is well under way without the involvement of the head coach, who is yet to arrive.

Last season United traveled to Ireland for their pre-season tour facing Shelbourne and Shamrock Rovers in Dublin, coming out victors on both occasions. The following week the Whites faced Peterborough at London Road, and suffered a 2-1 defeat, before facing Serie A side Atalanta at Elland Road a week before the first Championship game away to QPR. Goals from Chris Wood and Kemar Roofe saw Leeds beat the Italian side 2-1.


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