Championship

Leeds to allow Beattie to quit

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Leeds United are expected to allow coach James Beattie to leave the club this summer, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The newspaper claims the Championship outfit are likely to dispense with the services of the former England international as they shake up the coaching team following the departure of Garry Monk.

The Yorkshire Evening Post report that Leeds have delayed decisions over the futures of assistant manager Pep Clotet, first-team coach Beattie and goalkeeping coach Darryl Flahavan as they search for a new manager to replace Monk.

But it is said that Leeds are “likely” to allow ex-striker Beattie, 39, to move on despite his influence over the transformation of forward Chris Wood, who ended the 2016-17 campaign as the 27-goal leading scorer in the Championship.

By contrast, keeping expert Flahavan is regarded as more likely to keep his current job after making a big impression since joining Monk’s staff last summer following his retirement from playing.

The Yorkshire Evening Post report that Spaniard Clotet want to stay but his future is likely to be dictated by the identity of the new manager, with many usually opting to bring their own backroom staff with them.

Monk handed in his resignation 12 days ago and there has been little information filtering out of the club in reports about his successor.

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