The Leeds boss' future is in doubt despite his good rapport with players and fans.
The season at Leeds United comes to an end this weekend and for most fans of the club it will not come soon enough.
It has been yet another tumultuous campaign at Elland Road. With their owner Massimo Cellino receiving a ban for offences in Italy, the hiring and firing of Dave Hockaday and Darko Milanic, as well as Steve Thompson all just a few of the dramas to hit the troubled club.
But one positive has been Neil Redfearn. He steadied a ship that was lurking dangerously close to relegation waters and has also implemented and improved some of the club's excellent young talents.
Despite this, as is the nature with Leeds at the moment, Redfearn's future is far from assured. The suspension of his assistant Steve Thompson by sporting director Nicola Salerno has caused major doubt over his future at the club.
Today, in his final press conference of the season, Redfearn addressed the issue over his future. He made it clear that a meeting with Massimo Cellino would need to be held, but he is adamant he wants to remain at Leeds United:
Redfearn: "I've got to sit down with the owner, see what he thinks & what he wants to do. If everything suits, we'll go forward." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) April 30, 2015
Redfearn hopes talks about his future will result in the "right conclusion for the football club". He says his main focus is Saturday. #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) April 30, 2015
Redfearn on his own future: "I don't think anything has been decided either way. The most important thing is Saturday's game." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) April 30, 2015
Redfearn: "I've got no divine right to be the manager of Leeds United, but I'd love to be in charge next season." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) April 30, 2015
Leeds fans will no doubt want the same. Redfearn is Leeds through and through and has a real rapport with the players. The obvious choice would be to keep him on, with Thompson his assistant, next season.
Unfortunately, the obvious has become slightly surreal in recent times at Elland Road.