Leeds United staff profiles
Written by Simon Austin — April 2, 2018
DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL/ COACHING
DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL
Was at Middlesbrough for 18 months as chief scout before leaving at the end of 2016/17. Previously at Seville (where he worked under the legendary Monchi), Zenit and Elche. DoF role newly created by Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani after he bought the club.
Worked with Orta at Boro for the last four months of 2016/17, having previously been with him at Elche, where he spent seven years. Had a "big offer from China" but instead chose Leeds, according to Orta.
MEDICAL & SCIENCE
Graduate of Leeds Beckett joined the club as an intern in October 2011. Progressed to become a Strength and Conditioning Coach and Academy Sports Scientist before being promoted to the first team last June.
REHAB & INJURY PREVENTION
Appointed to the newly-created role in July 2017, having previously been a fitness coach at Blackpool and Bolton.
Was first team physio at Leeds for six years before moving to Bolton in June 2013. Returned to Elland Road in December 2015 as Head Physio.
Played more than 550 games as a pro and was capped by Wales. Experienced massage therapist who has also worked for Notts County, Derby and Leicester.
Joined the Thorp Arch team in August 2012 and was promoted to the first team in November 2015.
HEAD OF EURO RECRUITMENT
Close friend of Orta, with whom he worked at Elche and Boro. Well known in Spain as a TV pundit and the creator of PC Futbol, the country's equivalent of the Football Manager game.
First arrived at Elland Road in 2015 after meeting the Cellino family in Miami. Valued as an analyst under Garry Monk.
A recruit from Seville, where he worked with Orta.
HEAD OF ANALYSIS
Has been at Elland Road for more than seven years, initially as Performance Analyst, before being promoted to head of department.
Joined Leeds from Huddersfield in July 2014, initially as Head of Academy Performance. Promoted to the first team in June this year.
Another who worked at Elche, from July 2016 to May 2017. Assistant coach at Fuenlabrada in the lower leagues in Spain before that.