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Is Cellino listening? Mowatt highlights why boss is perfect for Leeds job

It is no surprise the 20-year-old wants the Leeds head coach to stay at Elland Road. But here he discusses just why...

Alex Mowatt has delivered his analysis of why Leeds United should keep Neil Redfearn on beyond the current Championship campaign, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The case for Redfearn - whose contract with the Yorkshire side expires at the end of the season - staying at Elland Road seems to be rock solid. He is hugely popular among both players and fans and has delivered stability in a realm of chaos.

But Leeds owner Massimo Cellino is his own man who likes to do things his own way. He'll have many factors to consider when deciding whether to offer Redfearn a new contract or hire a different manager for next season - reports from the Sun suggest it could be Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

Should the Italian stumble across Mowatt's most recent quotes, however, he may just see a business side to keeping Redfearn on.

However many Serie B players (or others...) Cellino is able to sign this summer, no one is realistically going to be as important as the club's most talented young players. And, according to Mowatt, Redfearn's specific approach is what gets the best out of them - his years of experience with the academy no doubt helping him in this regard.

Who better, then, to hire than the man who will get the utmost out of your most prized possessions - the diamonds in the rough?

The midfielder said: “We know him so well and we know how he wants to play. The one thing he always says to us is ‘play with confidence’. I don’t want to make mistakes but sometimes it happens.

"With Neil you never feel like someone’s watching you, waiting to have a go if you do something wrong. He doesn’t get on your back. I find it helps.”

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