Andrew Taylor has taken up the vacant role of loan manager at Leeds United.
The 34-year-old former defender has replaced Simone Farina, who left to become General Manager of the player management company First Football in November 2020.
The former Sunderland first-team coach has left Wearside to join the Whites on the brink of the new season.
Taylor joined the Black Cats as part of Phil Parkinson’s backroom staff having played under him at Bolton Wanderers.
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Improving the club’s loan strategy has been an important focal point for Orta – hiring Farina in October 2019.
Orta told the Training Ground Guru podcast “We start with the loan manager this year, Simone Farina – not in the level of the big clubs, but we are analysing, trying to improve our policy.
“It is really good to try and make successful the loan, not just sign a form and forget.”
The club’s loan strategy played a vital part in bringing Eddie Nketiah to Elland Road from Arsenal.
The Whites made a presentation to a loan committee at the Emirates and convinced the Gunners hierarchy that Leeds was the best place for him.
There have also been a number of Leeds youngsters head out on loan to gain vital experience in the Football League.