By Joe Ellis

13th May, 2022 | 6:10pm

Leeds United advertise for Head of Academy physiotherapy at Thorp Arch

Leeds United are already going ahead with plans to revolutionise their backroom staff at Thorp Arch with a new job advertised on Friday (13 May).

The Whites are searching for a new Head of Academy physiotherapy who will lead the academy physiotherapy programme that every Leeds youngster undertakes before making it to the senior setup.

It is a more important role to fill now than it ever has been for the club after such a torrid season of injuries across the board which has contributed to their lowly league position.

Jesse Marsch has largely taken on the coaching, medical and scouting staff that were in place when Marcelo Bielsa was in charge but with the season coming to an end next weekend, he is keen to get started on stamping his mark in Yorkshire.

There are more pressing concerns on the field though as Leeds look to survive relegation from the Premier League with just two games to go.

Much needed

We are all well aware of the injury crisis we have had to contend with this season and perhaps we need to look at the club’s medical team and why it has been allowed to happen.

For certain, Bielsa’s incredibly intense training regime caused some of the wear and tear problems that have plagued the side all season but we didn’t have such issues in the years prior under his management.

Maybe that good fortune came back to roost this time around but the club’s medical staff maybe should have been more cautious about the problems and made the Argentine aware of it.

If they did and he ignored them, then it’s his fault but there is no hiding from the fact that these players have been overworked for some time and it is taking its toll.

Marsch has eased those stresses and players are beginning to return to fitness, slowly but surely, and this latest move to hire a new member to the staff department is only going to improve the situation for the younger players coming through at Elland Road.

In other Leeds United news, Victor Orta’s biggest flop of a signing is finally heading for the exit door after just seven appearances in four years.