Blackpool manager Lee Clark says that he has a lot of respect for new Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn.
The Tangerines are preparing to take on Leeds this Saturday, but Clark was only complimentary about their weekend's opponents when asked about them today.
Redfearn has only just been appointed as permanent boss, but Clark feels he is the right man to take Leeds forward and also admitted that he had a lot of respect for the Whites.
“I’ve got a huge amount of respect for Neil," Clark told the Yorkshire Post. “Obviously I faced him when I was Birmingham City manager - he had the team playing well and I think he will again.
“A lot of the players are the young players he’s brought through so it’s going to be an extremely tough match for us.
“Leeds is a huge club - of which there’s many in the Championship - and the support they get is fantastic."
Clark has taken on a huge job as he tries to rescue Blackpool from what looks a terrible position.
The club are currently rock bottom of the Championship and travel to Elland Road lacking in confidence, but they will know that there is a chance of causing an upset.
Clark's men were much improved in their last match, his first in-charge, as they picked up a point against Fulham in a 2-2 draw.
They will be looking to build on that result as they prepare to face an out-of-sorts Leeds side.
Redfearn's men have now gone eight games without winning and the pressure will, therefore, be on during Saturday's match.
Leeds are only narrowly above the drop zone at the moment and a defeat is likely to drag them even closer to danger.
It is something which they call ill-afford to happen and Redfearn knows that he will have to guard his team from complacency.