Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn explained to the Yorkshire Evening Post that he feels the club will be in better shape than when he took over if he leaves his position this summer.
Redfearn’s role as manager of the side is set to be reviewed in the near future and he’s also wished the club’s future boss good luck if he’s not kept on at Elland Road.
“If it’s not me and it’s somebody else then good luck to them,” said Redfearn.
“We’ve blooded a lot of young players, young players who are capable, so the club’s in a better position than it was when I took over.”
Redfearn is very passionate about the relationship he enjoys with the club’s younger players and has shown no fear in using them as main components of his team since he replaced Darko Milanic last year.
The main benefit of having a strong youth system is that a first team is supplied with a sustainable line of options in different positions.
The younger players who have developed under him are also fully aware of what it means to represent Leeds as a football club and they are gaining useful experience of the pressure involved of playing for the team.
Leeds have been on a difficult run of form since Redfearn’s assistant Steve Thompson was suspended (as reported by the Daily Mail) and if the boss can’t find a way to turn performances around over the club’s final three games, it will reflect negatively on him.
Redfearn’s impact with the younger players is not a surprise considering his previous role with the club’s academy and it’s definitely one area Leeds are better off as a result.