By Daniel Feliciano

2nd Dec, 2022 | 4:10pm

Phil Hay: Michael Morton leaves Leeds United coaching staff during World Cup break

Michael Morton has left Leeds United during the World Cup break and become part of the management team at York City, Phil Hay reports.

Morton was one of the academy coaches at Elland Road and was highly rated, but has been lured by the prospect of a first-team job elsewhere and now won’t be part of Leeds going forward.

He will be the assistant to David Webb, who also has experience at the highest level in Europe and the Premier League.


Leeds have done really well to make sure that their academy is one of the best in the world with the likes of Sonny Perkins joining from West Ham, Mateo Joseph joining from Espanyol and players like Charlie Cresswell and Sam Grennwood coming through.

That’s in large part due to the excellent coaches and staff at that level, and it’s no surprise to see him highly coveted elsewhere for a more senior role.

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Unfortunately though we’ll now have to replace him to ensure that those levels are maintained, but we obviously wish him the best of luck to progress his career further and continue to improve as a top coach.

With standout youngsters like Joseph, Crysencio Summerville, Darko Gyabi, Perkins and more on the edge of the first-team, he’s done a brilliant job to be apart of a lot of their journeys, even if only a small part for some of them.

Leeds will have a big gap to fill now with his exit, but we wish him all the best in his career and hope that one day he can return for a more senior role.

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