'What I talk about with Cellino' - Leeds United caretaker boss Neil Redfearn

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Leeds caretaker boss Neil Redfearn has been discussing the topics he discusses with Massimo Cellino.

Leeds take on Huddersfield Town at the weekend, and caretaker manager Neil Redfearn held his pre-game press conference earlier on Thursday.

Asked by reporters if he would be in charge for a fourth successive game, he simply replied, 'I presume so', mindful that a permanent appointment could be made at any time.

Owner Massimo Cellino has suggested despite Redfearn's record of two wins and one draw from three matches, he prefers to keep the academy boss in his normal role full-time.

Redfearn was asked about the conversations he has with Cellino, and he replied that they were about a variety of topics.

He told Leeds United TV: "From the outset obviously I knew it'd be (the job) for a period of time, but the conversations since have been about the game, about training or about the players, about systems, and he is enthusiastic about football.

"He goes off on a tangent talking about the game, about players and other things, but I have to say, like I said before, he's a knowledgeable guy.

"He;s really enthusiastic about what he does, so its not a problem for me. Whichever way round it goes, whatever he decides to do, we'll sit down and chat, when he feels the times right I'm sure."

Redfearn added that while Dave Hockaday was in charge, the duo spoke about the academy specifically.

"He's been good, I spoke to him two or three times before the season, about young players, about the academy. He spoke about the way things worked in Italy and the different ways of doing things.

"He's got an interest there and he's mindful of the young players. I think he had a good youth set up in Cagliari, he bought a lot of young players through."

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