Leeds boss Neil Redfearn remaining 'patient' over assistant manager appointment

Leeds have not yet appointed a new assistant manager to help out Neil Redfearn.

Leeds United have been going through managers this season like underwear. First Brian McDermott went in the summer. Then it was the turn of the inexperienced Dave Hockaday, a doomed appointment from day one. Slovenian Darko Milanic did not last much longer, employing Neil Redfearn permanently after a previously impressive caretaker role.

The former youth coach is popular among the fans, even if there is a belief that he is not entirely the first choice appointment of Massimo Cellino.

At the moment Redfearn is currently working without an assistant. Junior Brown left when Hockaday was sacked and Novica Nikcevic departed when Milanic got the boot.

It is believed that Redfearn has a preferred choice in Huddersfield first-team coach Steve Thompson, a former team-mate at Bolton Wanderers.

But to date, despite Redfearn holding the role since November 1st, no assistant has been appointed at Elland Road.

Today, during the press conference ahead of the weekend tie with Fulham, he addressed the ongoing assistant manager situation - insisting he has to be patient:

"I've got to be patient. It's important that it's done the right way. It does take time. I'm getting on with it. I have great staff here but the ideal scenario would be to get an extra body in."

Leeds fans will certainly be hoping that an extra pair of hands joins the crew in the foreseeable future.

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