Ian Harte: Neil Redfearn right man for the Leeds United job

Bournemouth defender Ian Harte backs Neil Redfearn to be successful as Leeds United manager.

Bournemouth defender Ian Harte believes that Neil Redfearn would be a great appointment for Leeds United.

The 49-year-old has been put in charge of the Whites’ first team at the moment following the dismissal of Darko Milanic.

The Slovenian was dismissed on Saturday evening following Leeds’ 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Elland Road in the Championship. Milanic was in charge of the West Yorkshire for just six matches, and he failed to win any of those.

Redfearn, who took temporary custody of the first team in the aftermath of the sacking of Dave Hockaday earlier this season, is now likely to be given the managerial job on a full-time basis.

Ex-Leeds star Harte, who was on the books of the former Premier League outfit until 2004, has given his back to Redfearn and believes that the Englishman will prove to be a success at Elland Road.

During his four Championship games in charge of Leeds this season, Redfearn led the side to 10 points and enhanced their chances of gaining a playoff spot.

Leeds are currently 18th in the league table with 16 points from 14 matches, five points above the relegation zone and seven points behind sixth-placed Norwich City.

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