Neil Redfearn offers insight into his long-term vision for Leeds United

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Neil Redfearn's contract at Championship side Leeds United expires at the end of the season.

Neil Redfearn has offered an insight into his long-term plans if he is allowed to stay on as Leeds United manager in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Redfearn's future is still unknown, with his contract expiring in the summer, but he has clearly mapped out the path that the team would take with him in charge.

Redfearn says that he would continue to promote the club's youngsters, while he would also look to bring in a sprinkling of quality to add to what is already in the squad.

“I can see the way forward and by that I mean I can see the young players getting better and better," he said. "I can see us adding other players to it. I can see the experienced players who are here growing and taking responsibility. I can see the majority of the overseas lads finding their feet. I can see it taking off."

So far during his time at Leeds, Redfearn has largely entrusted the youngsters to drag the team up the Championship table.

The 49-year-old took over a relegation-threatened side and has guided them into mid-table, but that still has seemingly not been enough to fully convince president Massimo Cellino.

It means that Redfearn faces an anxious time as he waits to find out whether he will be offered a new deal, which many Leeds fans feel he deserves to receive.

Redfearn's promotion of the club's youngsters has won him many supporters and his long-term vision is also a very encouraging one.

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