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Massimo Cellino’s son suggests Neil Redfearn will return to academy role if he is sacked as Leeds United first-team manager

Neil Redfearn seems to have been guaranteed a job at Leeds United in the long run.

Neil Redfearn is set to be appointed as the Leeds United manager on a full-time basis.

The 49-year-old has started taking charge of the first-team training following the dismissal of Darko Milanic as the manager.

Redfearn has been involved with the Leeds academy since 2009 and has been the interim-manager of the first team on a number of occasions since.

The Englishman will be the full-time manager of the first-team now, and one would expect that pressure on him will be huge.

But could it be that Redfearn may be no under pressure at all to succeed at Leeds?

In an interview with The Yorkshire Evening Post, club owner Massimo Cellino’s son said that even if Redfearn is sacked, he could go back to being in charge of the club's youth academy.


Working at Leeds comes with huge pressure, and given Cellino’s record of firing managers regularly means that job security at Elland Road simply does not exist.

However, if Redfearn is assured that if he will get his role at the academy back if he fails as the first-team head coach, then it could just make him more relaxed.

Redfearn has the backing of the Leeds fans and anything he does now will be an improvement on Milanic, and if he is guaranteed that he will remain part of Leeds in the long run, then it could just prove to be hugely beneficial for everyone.

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