Neil Redfearn on Darko Milanic: 'There are no problems'

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The Leeds man has backed the current setup under his side's new boss, offering the Slovenian his full confidence.

Neil Redfearn has given Darko Milanic his full backing.

The new Leeds boss is without a win in four Championship games but Redfearn believes he and assistant Novika Nikcevic have got a setup that 'works well.'

And Redfearn also backed owner Massimo Cellino, who is 'only trying to do what's best for the club.'

“There are no problems. Darko’s got Novica with him, a really experienced coach, so he’s got good back-up there. It works well," Redfearn is quoted as saying by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“To be fair, Massimo’s only trying to do what’s best for the club. He’s genuinely trying to make it work. But it’s good to sit down as adults and work it all out."

The 49-year-old enjoyed a successful spell as Leeds United caretaker boss this season but has reverted to working with the Leeds academy since Milanic arrived at Elland Road.

But Redfearn still has some first-team duties and he has looked to publicly clarify that role - one which he felt he lost focus with during Brian McDermott's Leeds reign.

“I don’t want to dilute my message to the academy and that happened a bit last year when I stepped up with Brian,” he added. “It’s on the training field where I can really affect what happens with young players."

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