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Cellino responds to Hasselbaink to Leeds rumours

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn is facing an uncertain future

Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino has responded rumours suggesting that Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is being lined up to take over at Elland Road in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Reports had surfaced stating that Burton Albion boss Hasselbaink was considered the best man to takeover from Neil Redfearn at the end of the season, but Cellino has dismissed this as pure speculation.

“It's just more talk," he said. "Forget it.”

Cellino was less decisive over commenting on whether he would be handing Redfearn a new contract at the club, though.

Redfearn has impressed most Leeds supporters during his initial time at the helm, but there are doubts over whether he will be offered a longer-term deal and Cellino insists that things will become clearer in the near future. 

"[We will] speak about it all when I’m back next week," he said. 

If Cellino doesn't give Redfearn a new contract then it would be a major disappointment to most supporters at Elland Road, as the 49-year-old has led with dignity and passion this term.

Redfearn has promoted youth and managed to get Leeds out of relegation trouble and into a mid-table spot.

The Whites seem to be progressing under his leadership, but his future appears far from secure at this current moment in time. 

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