Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has been quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post stating that he feels isolated at the club.
Redfearn has done a superb job since he replaced Darko Milanic earlier this season, but his position is in doubt following the suspension of his assistant Steve Thompson, which he reportedly knew nothing about.
The YEP’s report states that Redfearn is still seeking clarification over the decision to remove Thompson from his position and with the rug having been pulled from beneath him, some fans will now have very real concerns over his future.
“Whether I feel that or not, I definitely am (isolated). I had a number two and now I haven’t. It’s happened. It’s not great,” said the boss.
Redfearn’s passion, loyalty and commitment is not in doubt, but the way he’s been undermined with a decision that affects the day-to-day way that he works at the club may see him try and find a way back to his role as head of the club’s academy.
His current contract is set to be reviewed at the end of the season and if the powers that be are in a cut-throat mood, they may feel he’s done the job he was originally drafted in for.
He turned the side’s form around and got them into a stable position in the Championship table.
Leeds could go with someone new and fresh for next season, but it would be remarkable considering Redfearn’s relationship with the younger players at the club and his popularity with supporters.