Here are some of the main points from the Leeds United press conference.
Leeds United take on Nottingham Forest at the weekend, in a game of two giants who have been punching below their weight for far too long now.
But Leeds boss Neil Redfearn received a boost today after finally getting his assistant through the door.
Since taking over permanently from Darko Milanic he has not had a second in command. It has been well known for a while that Huddersfield Town coach Steve Thompson was the man he wanted. He started his career with Thompson at Bolton Wanderers and has finally managed to get his man.
Thompson even joined Redfearn in his weekly press conference today, after agreeing a move until the end of the season with an option to extend for a further year.
In the press conference Redfearn made his happiness at the appointment clear, telling the gathered media:
Redfearn: "It's great news for me, it's great news for the club. It's taken time but we've done it the right way." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) December 18, 2014
Redfearn says Thompson always his main target: "He has a wealth of experience, he's been promoted from this division." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) December 18, 2014
Redfearn has known Thompson over 30 years: "We made our debuts around the same time at Bolton. We know the process." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) December 18, 2014
Thompson himself also spoke about the appointment, discussing an impressive first training session:
Thompson: "I heard the speculation. When someone wants you & it's Leeds United, it's a fantastic opportunity." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) December 18, 2014
Thompson was present at training today: "From what I saw, there is some fantastic ability out there & we're looking to improve." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) December 18, 2014
Thompson: "When the opportunity came at this club... Nobody had to persuade me to come here." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) December 18, 2014
Thompson says #lufc are the "original sleeping giant" - "There's fantastic support here".— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) December 18, 2014
After the introduction and pleasantries the attention turned to the result against Fulham last week and the game with Forest on Saturday.
Redfearn says he was irritated in the way in which Leeds threw away a result against Fulham last week:
Redfearn: "We should have got a result against Fulham, we've been in that position a couple of times. But the signs have been good." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) December 18, 2014
But perhaps the most surprising aspect of the press conference is Redfearn telling the press that Leeds are still discussing transfer plans for January. He says he has discussed options with chairman Massimo Cellino, despite Leeds being put under a transfer embargo this week:
Redfearn on the January window: "We've still got the facility to bring some signings in. I've spoke to Massimo about strengthening." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) December 18, 2014
So perhaps there is reason to wonder who might arrive at Leeds in the coming weeks.