Leeds United legend Andy Ritchie has questioned in the Yorkshire Evening Post why the club haven’t already offer Neil Redfearn a new contract.
Redfearn’s current deal is a 12 month rolling contract, which is due to be assessed at the end of this season.
Leeds struggled for consistency over the first part of the season, but they have been in great form since the turn of the year.
“A new contract for Neil Redfearn should be the first port of call,” wrote Ritchie.
“I mean, he’s earned a new contract, hasn’t he? We’re surely all in agreement about that.”
“I don’t see how anyone can argue with his record; not when you consider how much trouble the club were in around Christmas time.”
There are plenty of reasons Redfearn should be the man in charge long term for Leeds, with their current form under him just one.
Arguably the main reason is the way he has managed and developed the younger players currently in the team.
He’s given them a chance and has allowed them the space and freedom to develop, knowing when t withdraw them and protect them from the pressure.
He’s extremely passionate about what he’s trying to achieve at the club and deserves a chance at getting the side promoted looking ahead to next season.
The confidence he gives the players is already superb and it would be interesting to see how they responded and reacted under him, should Leeds get into a position where they are competing near the top of the table.