Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn admits his future at club is not secure after Steve Thompson suspension

Elland Road Revie Stand

The Leeds boss has been put in an impossible position following the suspension of Steve Thompson.

Never a dull day at Leeds United. Today has seen turmoil return to Elland Road with the suspension of assistant Steve Thompson and now Neil Redfearn's position as manager at the club is in jeopardy.

Leeds announced the decision to suspend Thompson, effectively sacking him, earlier in the day on their official website.

That delayed a press conference from Redfearn, but the Leeds boss did eventually front up to the press, despite being placed in an impossible position by those above him.

He is quoted by BBC Radio Leeds as saying the following regarding Thompson's sacking: "I don't know a great deal about it if I'm honest...

"For what? I don't know, you'd have to find that out from the club. I don't understand why he has been suspended.

"Obviously he's been part of this successful team we have been since the turn of the year. It seems a really strange decision and obviously I am bitterly disappointed.

"It's unbalanced the stability that we had. It's a really difficult one to take."

Redfearn, who battled hard to get Thompson in from Huddersfield Town earlier in the season, went on to discuss his own future at the club which now looks to be hanging by tenterhooks.

He stated: "It becomes harder (to stay)...

"It hasn't helped. I love this football club. And I have loved working with the players. We've got a good team me and Steve we work together well. It makes it harder. I have got to have a real hard think as to where before it was a no brainer, now I have to have a good think.

"It's undermining. Because you are trying to put something together. Under the guise and the belief that you are getting the backing that you need. It is disappointing.

"I've got to think about what I really want to do, to be honest. Like I said before I love this football club. I love everything about it. I love all the stuff it stands for. I was brought up under Leeds United as a kid. This situation is a difficult situation for me."

When Redfearn took over, for the second time this season, the club were in a relegation battle. But they are one of the current form teams in the league with Redfearn and Thompson turning things around at Leeds in recent months.

If Redfearn ends up following Thompson out of the door, it may be the final straw for Leeds fans and a revolt is certainly not off the cards.

The atmosphere at Elland Road for tomorrow's fixture with Blackburn Rovers should prove interesting.

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