Neil Redfearn is staying at Leeds United.
Leeds United fans today learned the most positive news they could have expected, Neil Redfearn is staying at the club.
The Yorkshire Evening Post broke the news Redfearn has decided to revert back to his old role as head of academy, after being offered the chance to do so.
Redfearn had been the head coach at Leeds for the final six months of last season, and had hoped to had done enough to be kept on.
Club owner Massimo Cellino had different plans, and decided to appoint former Wigan boss Uwe Rosler in his place.
Many felt Redfearn had been poorly treated and expected him to leave the club, especially after his former assistant Steve Thompson was suspended in acrimonious, and yet to be explained, circumstances.
Redfearn had taken a month's break and remained silent on his future since Rosler's appointment to think it over, and explained: "My contract had said that if I wasn’t offered the (head) coaching job, then I will go back to being the academy manager.
“That is what will be happening and I will go back on the first of July, as it stands at the moment. I have had a bit of interest from other people, but to be honest, I am a fair way into this now."
Redfearn is seen as they key driver of the club's success in bringing players through the ranks, with Sam Byram, Charlie Taylor, Alex Mowatt and Lewis Cook all key first team players last season.
If Rosler and his new assistant Rob Kelly do not last the season under Cellino, Leeds can rest assured they have a man who is more than capable of stepping in.
Here is a look at how fans reacted to the surprise news Redfearn had decided to stay with the club...
Well done Neil Redfearn. You've shown the kind of man you are. Putting #lufc and the bigger picture above all that has happened. Top man!— Mr Geldard (@MrJGeldard) June 10, 2015
All the moaners on here now look absolutely stupid. Redfearn stays with leeds goes bk to old job, treated all that badly eh? #lufc— Cuddy (@CudwSam) June 10, 2015
The fact Redders is staying is testament to his character. Loves this club and wants to finish the job with the youth #LUFC— LORD Radcliffe (@Harvey_123) June 10, 2015
Pearson will have had a lot to do with Redders staying. Right people in right roles, dare I say the club is appearing half stable? #lufc— Carl Timmins (@carlosjackal18) June 10, 2015