Adam Pearson confirms he has offered Neil Redfearn a return to Leeds United academy role

Neil Redfearn

The Leeds United chief says Redfearn is not being cast aside by the club in the wake of Uwe Rosler's appointment.

Leeds United have today confirmed the appointment of Uwe Rosler as the new head coach of Leeds United.

The German has been given a two-year deal at Elland Road - with the aim of getting the club promoted to the Premier League within that time.

Of course his appointment has been met with mixed reviews, as it means the highly popular Neil Redfearn has been shunted aside at the club.

The club's controversial owner made it quite clear Redfearn was unlikely to remain head coach at the weekend in a shocking interview with The Mirror.

But what next for Redfearn?

The Leeds fan as well as coach has been offered his old role as academy director. Leeds United new executive director Adam Pearson confirmed he has been offered the role - as confirmed in the unveiling of Rosler.

He is quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Posts's coverage of the event as stating:

"Neil Redfearn has been offered role back in charge of academy, wanting for him to get back to me. Redfearn had clause to stay in charge as head coach, [but it was] not activated.

"Offer to Redfearn to stay (at the academy) is genuine and credible because I made it. He'll be welcome back at the academy."

Leeds have produced several top talents in recent times. The likes of Alex Mowatt, Sam Byram, Charlie Taylor and Lewis Cook to name a few. Then there is the likes of Kalvin Phillips and Lewis Walters - knocking on the door for the future.

Pearson however also accepted that Redfearn is likely to have other offers, so his return is not set in stone.

Leeds fans on the one hand will hope he stays. He is one of their own and he has a great track record in the youth system. On the other, they won't be surprised if he ups sticks and moves on after his poor treatment by the club.

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