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Paul Hart looks forward to Leeds United return

Leeds United's new Head of Academy Paul Hart is glad to be back at the club he used to play and work at.

Paul Hart has described his excitement at returning to Leeds United as the club's new Head of Academy.

Hart ran Leeds' academy between 1993 and 1997, one of the most successful periods of the club in terms of youth players.

"I feel very privileged to be back at Leeds United," Hart told Leeds United's official website. "I drove in this morning and it felt like 17 years ago where every day was a real pleasure.

"I am very fortunate to have worked with Adam Pearson [executive director] before in his first time at Leeds. He's a person I hold in high regard and I trust him implicitly. It was clear through the conversations I had with him, and then latterly with [Massimo] Cellino, that the club is destined to get back on the right lines.

"I didn't need much persuasion but it was good to hear and that convinced me that this is the right place to be."

Hart is credited for his role in developing the likes of Jonathan Woodgate, Paul Robinson, Harry Kewell, Stephen McPhail and Alan Smith.

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Then Nottingham Forest manager Paul Hart signals to his players during the Nationwide first division match between West Ham United and Nottingham Forest on October 22 , 2003
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