Massimo Cellino has been quoted by the Sun explaining that he hopes his relationship with Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn will continue.
Redfearn has been open over the fact that he is considering his own position after the club decided to suspend his assistant Steve Thompson without his knowledge last week.
Two defeats have followed in the two games after that news emerged, but it appears Redfearn is safe from the axe if Cellino still has some influence over things while away from the club.
“I have always liked Neil and said he is a manager with potential. I hope we can continue working well together,” said Cellino.
Despite the back-to-back defeats, Redfearn has done a great job in charge of the side since he replaced Darko Milanic last year.
He’s got the side playing a good brand of attacking football and he’s found an effective way to introduce the young players into the team, with them playing effectively.
Redfearn’s contract situation is set to be reviewed in the summer, with his current deal structured on a 12-month rolling basis.
It’s one of the first thing Cellino will have to sort out if he returns as the club’s president and it would be amazing if the club don’t offer Redfearn the opportunity to stay on.
They could offer him a long term deal, but considering all that has gone on, Redfearn may prefer a similar deal to the one he has now.