Report: Chesterfield want Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn

Chesterfield are reportedly hoping to convince Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn to join them.

Chesterfield are interested in appointing Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn, according to a report in the Scunthorpe Telegraph.

Chesterfield are on the lookout for a new manager after Paul Cook left to join Portsmouth earlier today, and it seems that Redfearn figures prominently on their wishlist.

The League One side have been impressed by the job that Redfearn has done at Elland Road this season, in difficult circumstances, and feel that he could help to move them forward as a club.

The Spireites managed to make it into the play-offs this season, before losing their semi-final to Preston North End, and the task for the next boss will be to keep them in the top six.

That could be tough, but Redfearn is not one to shirk a challenge. The 49-year-old has been thrown in at the deep end at Elland Road in his first managerial job, but he has coped admirably.

Redfearn guided the Whites to a mid-table spot in the Championship, but it seems that may not be enough to earn him an extended stay.

Redfearn's contract expires at the end of this season and it is thought that he could be replaced in the near future.

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