Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has been quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post suggesting the club must listen to him at the end of the season.
With Massimo Cellino due to resume his position at Elland Road in the near future, Redfearn’s contract is set to be reviewed with the Italian the man who will decide if he's kept on.
“I want this club to be mobile. My voice needs to be heard, my experience needs to be listened to and then we need to get our heads together,” said Redfearn.
“We need to agree on things. If we do that we’ve got a great chance of getting out of this division.”
Leeds work under a specific recruiting system, which Redfearn has been very open and honest about in the past, but he seems to feel he needs to be listened to much more in key areas.
Leeds have the infrastructure of a club that should be competing to get into the Premier League and that will be the main aim over the course of the 2015/2016 campaign.
The strength of the club’s youth system this season has been very obvious, but Redfearn needs to be backed in terms of the sort of players he wants to bring in.
The youngsters have shown that he’s a great judge of character and whether a player fits the bill in terms of what Leeds United are looking for and what they are trying to achieve.
Where Leeds have struggled this season is in terms of squad depth when they have picked up injuries and key players haven’t been available.
Redfearn’s options need to improve and he can’t be undermined in any sense if the club doesn’t want to undo the progress, which has been made in some areas this season.