Leeds United's boss has had his say at the end of his first season in charge.
Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has been speaking to LUTV following his side’s 0-0 draw with Rotherham this weekend.
The stalemate at Elland Road was the last match for both sides this season, and it was no surprise that after the game Redfearn was asked about his future, which remains in some doubt.
“To be fair to Massimo (Cellino) he’s been banned so nobody can have any contact with him as regards decisions made by the club,” Redfearn said when asked if he would remain at Elland Road next season.
“My day to day dealings have been with Andrew Umbers. The decisions to be made at the end of the season have got to come from the owner.”
Redfearn has done a fantastic job in the face of many off-field problems at Leeds, and while his side ended the campaign in 15th place he steered them well clear of the relegation zone and gave chances to some of the brightest young prospects in England.
With stability there is no telling how successful Leeds could be in the longer term, and that is something their manager clearly recognises. He is also fully aware that discussions between him and Cellino cannot come soon enough.
When asked if those talks with the Leeds owner have to come quickly, Redfearn said, “It’s got to be because if you’re going to plan and make yourselves better and get one or two players in of a better quality then you have to move swiftly.
“I have to have those kinds of conversations before I can enlighten you more.”
A calm summer for Leeds and their supporters would be a wonderful thing; only time will tell if they get that wish.