Neil Redfearn reveals legal deadline for his Leeds United future to be decided

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn says the club have under a month to make a decision with regard to his contract.

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn's future will be sorted out one way or another within a month, according to The Times.

The head coach is waiting to find out whether his efforts over the course of the season will be rewarded with a contract extension for next season, or even beyond, but is still in the dark.

After the club's narrow 4-3 Easter Monday loss to Wolves, Redfearn was quoted by The Times stating: "Unless I am told any different, my position has to be resolved legally before the Rotherham game [on May 2] as that is what it says in my contract."

Redfearn has no plans to walk away despite assistant Steve Thompson being suspended by sporting director Nicola Salerno.

The decision regarding Redfearn rests on the unpredictable owner Massimo Cellino, who is suspended at present by the Football League but eligible to return next month.

Common sense suggests it would be foolhardy for Leeds to get rid of Redfearn, who not only has the players on side, but the supporters too.

For his sake and the club's, Leeds should not allow the situation to continue to drag on until May, and should seek to get Redfearn signed up to a contract extension as soon as possible.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch