Neil Redfearn gives update on new assistant at Leeds United

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Leeds United head coach hopes he will have an assistant in place soon.

Leeds head coach Neil Redfearn has addressed his ongoing search for an assistant.

He has been in charge for five games, and despite previously indicating a deal may be close, is still waiting.

At his Thursday afternoon press conference, he again suggested progress may be around the corner. 

"We're getting to the point now where hopefully something will give.

"It has dragged on, but for the right reasons. It's dragged on because we've done it properly.

"We've tried to do the right thing and go through the front door."

The name Leeds have been strongly linked to is Huddersfield Town's joint first-team coach Steve Thompson, who has previously worked with Redfearn.

Terriers manager Chris Powell said that he would be reluctant to lose him, but would respect his final decision, with negotiations seemingly ongoing.

Asked further about the identity of the prospective assistant, Redfearn revealed nothing, simply stating: "We've made contact with another club."

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