Neil Redfearn should step down from his role as Leeds United manager and return to the academy

Neil Redfearn

The Leeds boss is never going to be in full control of the first-team under Massimo Cellino.

Leeds United have been cast into further disrepute this week by their owner and returning chairman Massimo Cellino by his almost comical press conference appearance in the week.

The Italian owner was asked several clearly uncomfortable questions throughout the presser and at the end of it Leeds fans had more questions than answers.

The future of current boss Neil Redfearn was undoubtedly the main talking point to which journalists and fans wanted answers - they got none.

So what should Redfearn do?

One opinion that could be made is that Redders should in fact step down from the management role, back into his academy director position. In all honesty, that might be best.

Leeds fans love Redfearn. He is a local lad, who knows the club like the back of his hand. But of he stays in the top job, it will not be for long. He has been undermined already as the main man when Nicola Salerno suspended his assistant for no reason.

He is not going to have any control over transfers, which will probably mean a bunch of ill-fitted and unnecessary players making their way through the gates at Elland Road.

The likes of Diego Poyet and Nigel Adkins have been linked with the job this week and Redfearn should step back and let them have it. He can return to his old role and continue helping to produce top talent such as Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt and Sam Byram.

One day he can hopefully lead the first team, but with Cellino in charge, it would be a no-win situation and eventually he would get the full heave-ho.

Go back to the academy and bide your time Neil - your time will come.

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