PHOTOS: New Leeds boss Neil Redfearn playing v Leeds 16 years ago

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Neil Redfearn is the new Leeds boss, but he used to take them on for Yorkshire rivals.

Leeds United name their third permanent manager of the season yesterday, as Massimo Cellino appointed fan favourite Neil Redfearn as head coach on a full-time basis.

Redfearn, who had a good stint in charge after Dave Hockaday was fired, had taken over duties temporarily after Darko Milanic was sent packing - but just before kick-off in their game against Cardiff City yesterday his permanent move was officially confirmed.

Redfearn, who has been working with the Leeds youth set-up until now did not have the best of debut games. Cardiff defeated Leeds 3-1 in the Welsh capital.

But for Redfearn it would have been nice to finally get the permanent role officially, to avoid any further speculation over the role.

Of course there was once a time when Redfearn was not such a popular figure at Leeds - as is every player who goed head-to-head with the club in their careers.

Redfearn did plenty of that.

He even did so with some Yorkshire rivals - including Barnsley and Bradford City.

Leeds shared a photo of him taking them on as a Barnsley player yesterday, whilst we have hunted down a pic of him giving David Batty a run for his money in Bradford colours.

As long as he can turn form around quickly at Leeds then past allegiances will be happily forgotten.

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