Neil Redfearn: Why I am the best person for the Leeds job

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Neil Redfearn is clear on what he can bring to Leeds United

Neil Redfearn is excited to take on the head coach position at Leeds United, and believes there is huge benefit to his appointment.

Redfearn is leaving his job as academy manager behind, and asked at his press conference if he regretted having to do so, he turned the question on it's head.

He said: "I think it's a massive positive, all of a sudden now you've got somebody who's well aware of the academy at the top of the club.

"That will bring this academy far far closer to the first team, I know about these young players, I know what they are capable of and they will be the future of the football club."

Sam Byram, Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt have all progressed from the youth team into the first team, with Mowatt becoming a regular ever since Redfearn brought him into the side during his previous spell as caretaker head coach.

Under-21 stars Chris Dawson and Brian Montenegro were both pictured training with the first team this week, and with a large squad, Redfearn may well be the best man to pick the right balance, and know when to rotate the players in and out of the side.

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