The Yorkshire Evening Post has reported that there will be no resolution over Neil Redfearn’s new contract at Leeds United until at least May 3.
The paper suggests that the issue of Redfearn’s long or short term future at the club won’t be decided until Massimo Cellino’s Football League ban ends.
Some fans will question why the club hasn’t already tied Redfearn down on a long term deal to the end of the season, with the boss having had a great impact with the team since he took permanent control over them.
Redfearn has found a positive way to get the most out of his current side, judging the perfect way to handle the youngsters and when to mix in the more experienced professionals.
Leeds looked like candidates for relegation when he took over, but now they have become established and have consolidated their position on the Championship table.
Redfearn’s current deal is a 12-month rolling contract, which is reviewed at the end of every season.
Whether Cellino returns and has a say over his future or not, few will find it difficult to argue that the boss doesn’t deserve a new deal.