Neil Redfearn predicts big things for Leeds United in the next couple of seasons.
Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn has told The Yorkshire Evening Post that the current team will be successful in the next couple of seasons.
“For the first time in a long time, this club is together on the pitch and in the stands,” the Englishman told The Yorkshire Evening Post.
“For me, you want to be about it because you want to be involved with something that’s going to be successful and I honestly believe that this club, in the next couple of seasons, can be really successful.”
It is a bold comment from Redfearn, which will certainly fill the fans will hope and optimism for the future.
Leeds have not been in the Premier League since 2004, and there have been many before Redfearn who have spoken of promising future.
It has not quite happened yet for the Whites, but this time there is a good chance that Leeds could succeed and return to the Premier League in the next couple of seasons.
For that to happen, the Leeds bosses need to make sure of two things:
1) Redfearn remains in charge of the first team
2) The promising young players are not sold
Over the past few years, Leeds have changed managers all too often and have failed to hold onto their best young players.
With the likes of Alex Mowatt, Lewis Cook and Sam Byram all showing their quality and potential this season, one suspects that Premier League clubs will come knocking on the door of Leeds in the summer.
If Leeds can persuade the young players not to leave and resist the temptation to cash in on them, then they can certainly build a team which can compete for a top-six finish in the Championship next season.