The Leeds boss was speaking during a pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend's Championship clash with Blackburn Rovers.
Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn has revealed that his players shared his disappointment after hearing assistant manager Steve Thompson has been suspended, according to the club's official audioBoom channel.
Leeds confirmed they have suspended the assistant earlier today and, speaking during his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend's Championship clash with Blackburn Rovers, Redfearn admits the Yorkshire side's playing staff were far from pleased with the club's decision.
As the 49-year-old took training, however, he urged his squad to act professionally and continue working as they had been for Leeds - there are still seven games to go this season, after all.
"I took training, I told the players. The players were disappointed," Redfearn told reporters.
"But then I said to them, in the name of the profession and on behalf of both of us (Redfearn and Thompson), that they train properly that morning and did the right things and they did, to be fair to them.
"But, obviously, it's not ideal..."
What next for Redfearn? Who knows. What next for the players themselves? Who knows.
And the same, of course, applies for Thompson.
After the recent stability and subsequent on-field success at Elland Road, things were looking as though Leeds could genuinely challenge again at the right end of the Championship next season.
This is Leeds, though. Why pretend stability could ever last? The Yorkshire side host Blackburn at 3pm on Saturday afternoon, with Elland Road the venue.