Imminent permanent Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn has explained why he never played for the club.
Redfearn was linked with a move to Elland Road during his playing days, with Leeds making a play to sign him when George Graham was in charge at the club.
He’s since revealed the reason Barnsley rejected the offer, preventing him from moving to the English giants.
“When I was at Barnsley, George Graham tried to sign me. They offered money and Alfe Inge Haaland but Barnsley knocked it back because they thought they were going to stay up,” he told the press.
Redfearn has since been at the club as head of the academy, where he’s created a consistent production line of talent for the first team to use.
He’s thought to want assurances that he can go back to his job with the Leeds United academy should Massimo Cellino ever decide to sack him as head coach.