Neil Redfearn says it's team first at Leeds United

Neil Redfearn

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has played down his own future, focusing on the good of the football club.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn explained to BBC Radio Leeds that he wants to finish the job he’s started with the team before considering his own future.

Redfearn’s contract is set to be reviewed at the end of the season and he’s suggested that it’s team first for him until anyone at the club tells him otherwise.

“I think it’s important that I get this bit right before I talk about me because the most important thing is the football club, it always has been and it always will be,” said Redfearn.

“I’ve just got to do what I’ve got to do to make sure the club is in a good position and then the powers that be will decide what’s going to happen.”

Redfearn’s side have been challenged thanks to back-to-back defeats over the Easter break, which took some of the shine away from the good work he’s done since the turn of the year.

The situation hasn’t been helped by the situation surrounding his former assistant Steve Thompson, who has now been relieved of his duties, with the reason not being disclosed to the boss.

One of the best things about Redfearn since he took over has been the way that he has protected the team and looked after the younger players, who have become so integral to the success of the side.

Whether he’s kept on beyond this season or not, he will leave the team in very good condition with younger players who will benefit from the first team experience he has allowed them to have.

Hopefully he will get a long term deal and hopefully he will be backed over several key issues, which he will see as important to the integrity of the team and the club.

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