Leeds United have added Daral Pugh, John Anderson and Andy Gray to their academy coaching staff, and will shortly be making the appointment of an under-21’s manager, the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Phil Hay has reported.

The under-16’s manager is the former Leeds United striker Andy Gray, who is currently without a club so has turned to coaching. The 37-year-old enjoyed two spells at the club, making 31 appearances and scoring 1 goal.

Daral Pugh and John Anderson are two people who club executive Adam Pearson knows and they have arrived from Hull City. Pugh had also worked in the Leeds United academy previously under Neil Thompson’s leadership.

The academy has been a bit of an unknown territory for Leeds this summer, with Neil Redfearn departing the club following his spell as Head Coach of the first team. It was expected that Redfearn would go back to his position as head of the academy but now the club have had to look elsewhere to fill the vacancy.

It has also been confirmed that Adam Pearson will be looking to secure Leeds’ category 2 academy status. This status has helped Leeds to produce a number of talented players over the years such as Fabian Delph, Aaron Lennon and James Milner.

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