Leroy Rosenior slams 'ridiculous' Redfearn situation, blames 'unstable' Leeds culture

Neil Redfearn

BBC pundit Leroy Rosenior is far from impressed with the current drama at Leeds United.

BBC pundit Leroy Rosenior told the Football League Show that he thinks the current situation at Leeds United is 'ridiculous'.

Leeds have been impressive under manager Neil Redfearn, but now risk throwing it all away after a bizarre couple of days.

Redfearn's hand-picked assistant Steve Thompson was suspended by director of football Nicola Salerno on Thursday - and Redfearn later admitted to the BBC that he is considering his position at Elland Road after he wasn't even informed that Thompson had been suspended.

Redfearn is immensely popular at Elland Road given that he's a boyhood Leeds fan, and was also born just south of the city as well.

Results have been excellent of late, with five games unbeaten before their 3-0 home defeat to Blackburn on Saturday afternoon, which was of course shrouded in controversy amid recent ongoings at Elland Road.

Redfearn's contract expires at the end of the season, and the recent developments mean he could choose to leave the club rather than continue his fine work - and it's all down to the suspension of his assistant without his knowledge.

With Leeds, it often feels like one step forward and two steps backwards - and former West Ham striker Rosenior agrees with that notion, telling the Football League Show that the situation is 'ridiculous', blaming the culture under Salerno and president Massimo Cellino.

"When your assistant manager is suspended from the club, and your manager doesn't know that it's actually happened; that's why he's considering his position," said Rosenior.

"It's ridiculous. A club that has gone so well with only three defeats in 2015 [before the loss to Blackburn], they're stable, they're going forward...and then you've got a chairman - or whoever is in power - there's a culture that brings instability to that club, and whilst that culture continues at Leeds United, they're never going to move forward, for me, as a football club," he added.

Rosenior, 50, is no stranger to managerial controversy having been remarkable sacked after just ten minutes in charge of Torquay United back in 2007 - and his comments about Leeds and Redfearn really hammer home just how ludicrous the situation really is.

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