Danny Mills: What Massimo Cellino must do with Neil Redfearn

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Former Leeds United defender Danny Mills says Neil Redfearn must be left to focus on coaching.

Former Leeds United defender Danny Mills told talkSPORT he feels Massimo Cellino should just allow Neil Redfearn to go about his business and coach at the club.

There’s yet to be any indication as to whether Redfearn will keep his job at Elland Road and have the chance to take the team up, but Mills feels the Italian needs to keep Redfearn on and create some stability around the club.

“He should just allow Neil Redfearn to get on with things and coach. He’s brought the youngsters through and has done well with the academy,” said Mills.

“There are obviously so many issues surrounding the owner; Neil Redfearn this year has had his assistant sacked from underneath him. It’s just dire times at the moment and the club needs massive stability.”

No one can argue with the way Redfearn has developed the younger players at the club, getting the most out of them and making them very important components of the Leeds first team.

He’s a very good judge of character in his younger players and has done great work with the academy, which has become a constant supply line of talent, giving him plenty of different options last season.

He’ll have ideas over how to develop the best youngsters at the club even further, challenging them to work on their weaknesses over the summer.

Regardless of the issues that Redfearn was forced to face at the club throughout the time he was in charge of the first team last year, there is a chance for Cellino to set the record straight and for the team to move forward as one.

Cellino can control the things he’s good at and can leave Redfearn to control the things he’s better placed to make a judgement over.

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