Leeds fans show why Neil Redfearn is the right replacement for Milanic

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Leeds United sacked Darko Milanic today, and their fans made it clear that Neil Redfearn should be their new manager.

After earning a reputation for sacking managers in Italy, the Massimo Cellino era at Leeds United has unsurprisingly been eventful. His bizarre appointment of former Forest Green Rovers boss David Hockaday lasted just 70 days, before his replacement, Darko Milanic was appointed in late September.

However, the Slovenian lasted only 32 days in the Elland Road hot seat, with today's 2-1 home defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers proving to be the last of his six games in charge.

Now, the controversial Italian looks set to make the decision he should've made a month ago by appointing Neil Redfearn.

The Leeds United academy manager took charge on a temporary basis after Hockaday's departure, and impressed hugely. From four games in charge, Leeds won three games and drew one, scoring eight goals and conceding just twice.

Today, with Milanic's side losing 2-1 after Leon Clarke's winner for Wolves, the Elland Road faithful were reportedly chanting for Redfearn to return to the dugout. It also seems that Cellino is ready to hand Redfearn the reins on a permanent basis - and it's the perfect decision.

With Leeds now down in 18th place, it's important that Leeds have a man in charge that the fans can get behind having never really taken to Milanic - and that is certainly Redfearn.

After superb results during his time in charge and a great rapport with the fans, Redfearn is the right man to take Leeds back up the table, with the players already familiar with his methods from his time in caretaker charge of the team.

The Whites face Cardiff City next weekend, but there will be little upheaval from Redfearn replacing Milanic having fared so well under his stewardship already this season.

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