Redfearn reflects on his ongoing spell as Leeds United's manager

Neil Redfearn

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has revealed where he's got pride and enjoyment out of his role with the club.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn told BBC Radio Leeds where he’s got the most pride out of his time with the club so far.

Redfearn has done a good job since he was named as the main man at Elland Road earlier this season, creating a strong reputation for himself in the way that he develops and manages younger players.

“I’ve got a lot of pride and a lot of enjoyment out of what I’ve done. A lot of these young players who have come through have been in my care and I’ve seen a reaction,” said Redfearn.

“We’ve done a lot, you just want to be able to carry that on to better things – Football is not straight forward and it’s been apparent.”

Redfearn has been forced to reflect on his brief spell as the club’s manager because of recent decisions, which have been made at the club which are out of his control.

Redfearn’s assistant Steve Thompson was suspended without the manager’s knowledge, but one thing he does have a firm grasp over is the way younger players interact and move into his first team.

It’s an area where he has always been talented and an area, which benefits Leeds moving forward because the youth ranks have provided the first team with so many good options.

His challenge is to further improve the younger players in the first team squad, as well as developing the players trying to get that chance.

The strength of Leeds United’s youngsters is no longer a surprise commodity and the boss needs to find exciting ways to reinvent things if he stays as the manager looking ahead to next season.

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