Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino refuses to back Neil Redfearn and says he must make a decision

Neil Redfearn

Leeds United owner has admitted he is undecided on next season.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino continues to refuse to give his backing to current head coach Neil Redfearn, admitting he is undecided.

In a fascinating interview with Simon Austin fully recounted on his blog and reported by InsideFutbol, Cellino explained his decision on Redfearn's future is not yet made.

The former academy boss is the third head coach at Leeds this season, and his contract is currently only set to run until the end of this season.

The two key lines from Cellino regarding Redfearn are as follows:

"(He) helped me a lot, of course. And I appreciate that. And I thank god that we stayed in the Championship.

"But when I come back, I have to make a choice. I have to decide what is best for the club."

Cellino is clearly ambitious, and desperate to meet his own self-imposed timescale to achieve promotion to the Premier League next season.

Yet it appears he could be about to consider making another Darko Milanic-esque mistake. The Italian appointed the Slovenian earlier this season  who was an unheard of among Leeds fans, only to fire him six games later after the team failed to win under his management.

Cellino would do well to understand that Neil Redfearn has a better grasp of English football and it's requirements than he does, but whether his ego permits him do think this way is an entirely different matter.

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