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Former Leeds defender comments on reasons why players will love Redfearn

Former Leeds United left back Ben Parker says that Neil Redfearn will be the perfect manager for the club.

When Massimo Cellino appointed Sturm Graz's Darko Milanic as Leeds' new manager in September, many expected the Slovenian to be a long-term appointment after the short stint of David Hockaday at Elland Road.

Yet after just one month and six games in charge, Milanic has been sacked by trigger happy Cellino, who went through 36 managers in 22 years during his time at Cagliari in his native Italy.

Now it appears that Neil Redfearn - caretaker manager after Hockaday's departure in August - will take the reins on a permanent basis, having won three of his four games in charge previously.

In an interview with Sports Mole, ex-Leeds left back Ben Parker spoke highly of Redfearn having played under him in the Leeds reserves, and says the players will love playing under him.

"Redders is a familiar face - the players know him. The players can relate to him and also trust him," said Parker. "Redders is quite a simple guy - a Yorkshireman."

"He doesn't try to complicate tactics or anything like that. He likes his players to go out and express themselves with some good passing and creating chances."

"He also demands that you work hard, so it's a good balance. He's a top man. Players like playing for him. He was with the reserves for a few months when I was there and I played a few games under him. He puts no pressure on your shoulders," he added.

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