Five facts on Steve Thompson - the man who could be Neil Redfearn's assistant at Leeds

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Reports suggest that Huddersfield Town coach Steve Thompson could be Neil Redfearn's assistant at Leeds United.

According to the Huddersfield Examiner, Steve Thompson could be in the frame to be Neil Redfearn's assistant manager at Leeds United.

Redfearn, who was appointed on a full-time basis earlier this month, has won one, lost one and drawn one of his first three games in permanent charge at Elland Road.

Yet so far, he's been working without an assistant manager. He's been hinting in recent interviews that he knows who he wants to come and assist him in West Yorkshire - and that could now be Thompson.

With the 50-year-old possible arriving at Leeds, what do fans need to know about him? Here are five facts on the possible new assistant boss at Elland Road...

1. Thompson enjoyed a long playing career, playing for 20 years as a midfielder. He featured for Bolton alongside Redfearn, whilst he's also no strange to Yorkshire having played for Rotherham.

2. After retiring in 2002, Thompson took a few years out of the game before joining Blackpool as a Centre of Excellence coach and then Head of Development with the Seasiders.

3. Former Leeds boss Simon Grayson then appointed Thompson as his first team coach, before becoming assistant to Tony Parkes once Grayson went to Elland Road.

4. Thompson stayed at Blackpool as an assistant to Iain Holloway, and played a big part in the Tangerines' shock rise to the Premier League in 2010.

5. His long association with Blackpool came to an end in January 2014, and he was appointed assistant to Mark Robins at Huddersfield this summer - and has stayed with the club even after Robins' sacking.

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