Ex-Forest and Tottenham midfielder Jenas on Cellino's 'killer' decision, and why he is put off management

Jermaine Jenas

Jermaine Jenas has criticised Leeds United's treatment of Neil Redfearn and said decisions like Massimo Cellino's put him off going into management.

Former QPR midfielder Jermaine Jenas has criticised Leeds United's decision to end Neil Redfearn's tenure as head coach.

The former academy boss faces a demotion to his old role if he accepts it after the club replaced him with former Wigan boss Uwe Rosler.

Jenas believes it will be hard for Redfearn to go back, and that over the course of the season he has essentially lost both jobs, after taking a gamble on the head coaching position. 

He told BBC 5 Live: "It's a bit of a killer because he ends up losing two jobs in one."

Jenas added that decisions like that at Leeds United put him off management, and have convinced him something needs to change.

He added: "It's a bit ridiculous to be honest. They should be given a year minimum to implement their ideas.

"Why would I be a manager? I'm going to get the sack anyway."

Leeds are onto the fifth coach of owner Massimo Cellino's tenure, with the sack-happy Italian owner impatient in his desire to see the club return to the Premier League.

The possibility of a transfer window for bosses has been previously suggested, but League Manager Association (LMA) chief Richard Bevan said he felt it could be counter-productive.

He told SkySports: "I'm not sure the transfer window works at the moment and one for managers may actually increase the number of sackings."

Jenas' former club Nottingham Forest are no strangers to chopping and changing their managers themselves, firing Stuart Pearce earlier in the season, with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy also regarded for his impatience.

Cellino is just the latest owner or chairman in English football to take a ruthless stance, and the pressure is on new boss Uwe Rosler.

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