Leeds legend suggests best approach over Neil Redfearn's future

Neil Redfearn

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn's position should be assessed in the summer according to a former player.

Leeds United legend Peter Lorimer has described in the Yorkshire Evening Post what he feels is the club’s best approach to Neil Redfearn’s future.

Redfearn’s contract is set to be reviewed at the end of the season and the former player has urged the club against making any snap judgements.

“I’m a big fan of Neil’s and I’ve got a huge amount of respect for the job he’s doing as head coach. The turnaround since the start of January has been quite incredible,” wrote Lorimer.

“I don’t think it would make much sense to rush into a decision about the two (Redfearn and assistant Steve Thompson) of them now - The sensible thing to do is to see the season out, preferably see it out well, and then take stock.”

Some Leeds fans will want the club to tie Redfearn down on a long term deal for the next few seasons.

He’s got a good measure of the current squad, appears to motivate the younger players effectively and they seem to respect him.

However, it’s difficult to judge where Leeds are going to finish in the Championship table and equally difficult to judge Massimo Cellino’s future intentions.

The Italian has stated that he won’t be returning to the club in April as planned, as reported by the club's official website, which creates questions over who will be in control at the end of the campaign.

Whether Cellino eventually returns or someone new takes a punt on the club, Redfearn and Leeds will know more in the summer.

Redfearn’s current deal is a rolling contract and it may be something he wishes to keep rather than committing himself to something longer, which is more difficult for him to get out of.

It will be interesting to see what decision is taken and which direction the club head in.

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