Report: Blackpool want former Leeds pair Neil Redfearn and Steve Thompson to lead promotion fight

Neil Redfearn

It is rumoured that the former Leeds one and two are wanted at Bloomfield Road.

It's certainly been a tough week for Neil Redfearn. The Leeds man has seemingly lost his job as head coach at Elland Road, after Uwe Rosler was appointed on Wednesday. He has been offered his role as academy director at the club again - but considering the breakdown in his relationship with Massimo Cellino, it seems unlikely he will stick around.

But he will no doubt have admirers. He did a fantastic job with a shoestring squad at Leeds last season. They were looking like genuine relegation candidates while he was at the club, but the removal of Steve Thompson seemed to end the calm at Elland Road.

Other clubs currently looking for managers will no doubt be looking at the possibility of bringing in Redfearn this summer - with recently relegated Blackpool said to be one of them.

It is reported by the Blackpool Gazette this morning that the Seasiders are keen on an approach for the Leeds man.

They claim that Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston is a fan of Redfearn's and would be keen to talk to him regarding replacing Lee Clark, who left at the end of the season.

It is believed he wants both Redfearn and Thompson, himself a nine-year Blackpool coaching veteran, as the number one and two at the club.

However, Redfearn will likely be mindful of taking the role. Oyston has been as controversial an owner as Cellino at Bloomfield Road recently and the club is currently in a state of disarray. Fan occupied the pitch on their final game of the season in protest at the Oyston family - such is the current state of affairs.

Redfearn might just be jumping from the frying pan to the fire if he does take on the Blackpool top job.

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