The Leeds boss says he is in a better position to manage the club than he previously was.
Recent reports suggesting Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn is under threat of the sack would make it seem the 49-year-old is under immense pressure at Elland Road.
But, according to Redfearn, the Leeds job is 'easier' this time than when he took over the side as caretaker manager in the past.
Indeed, despite Leeds' struggles, Redfearn says he has more 'perspective' and is more understanding as a coach now than he previously was.
“It’s easier for me this time,” Redfearn is quoted as saying by the Yorkshire Evening Post. “I’ve found it far more within my grasp.
“Perhaps what comes with age is perspective. I understand that we’ve got a young side and I understand that they’re going to make mistakes.
“But, as the person at the front of it, I have to be there for them and be positive for them when things are not so good
“It [This Saturday's FA Cup clash with Sunderland] is a good game to look forward to for us. We’ve got to be positive.”