The two main issues before Neil Redfearn gets new deal at Leeds

Neil Redfearn

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn faces some big issues before the end of the season.

Neil Redfearn’s position as manager at Leeds United covers him until past the end of the season.

The Guardian reported last November that he’d signed a 12-month contract, which is a rolling deal likely to be assessed at the end of each campaign.

Some fans may feel that Redfearn has done enough to earn a more concrete offer from the club, with his impact and development in terms of the younger players in the Leeds squad quite obvious.

However, before that offer reaches him, there are two main issues which could dictate the length of a new deal and whether it’s made at all.

Massimo Cellino’s future

If the Italian takes up the reins once again at Elland Road, it will be interesting to see how Redfearn and the team reacts.

They have been playing free-flowing and entertaining football under Redfearn since Cellino left the club.

The Italian has confirmed that he will not return to the club as planned in April, as reported by the BBC, with Insider Media suggesting he's sold a minority stake in the club.

The club’s league finish

Cellino will be watching Leeds closely from afar and the recent victories have powered the side up the table.

The play-offs may be too much of an ask but there’s no reason why a top ten finish can't be secured before the end of the season.

If the club slips back into the bottom half of the table, it will leave Redfearn under pressure looking ahead to the end of the season.

It may seem like a no-brainer to some to get him tied down on a long-term deal, which replaces his 12-month rolling contract. However, Cellino and some of the other officials at the club are very difficult to predict.

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