Report: Neil Redfearn makes a decision over his Leeds United future

Neil Redfearn

Neil Redfearn has made a decision regarding the offer for him to stay at Leeds United.

The Yorkshire Evening Post has reported that Neil Redfearn will stay on at Leeds United, going back to his old role as head of the club’s academy.

Redfearn has been replaced as head coach of the first team, but has explained that he’s motivated to see through his work with the club’s youngsters, despite interest in his services from other clubs.

“My contract had said that if I wasn’t offered the (head) coaching job, then I will go back to being the academy manager,” he said.

“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 (academy role).”

The news will delight a number of groups connected to the club, with Redfearn enjoying a very good relationship with the club’s support base.

Regardless of the way he’s been treated, it’s very encouraging news and will also please a number of the club’s younger players, as well as some individuals who have already broken through into the first team.

Current head coach Uwe Rosler can be confident that any younger player Redfearn suggests is ready for first team action, is capable of playing a key role in the first team.

Charlie Taylor, Sam Byram, Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt and Kalvin Phillips among others, are all very good examples of the sustainable supply line of talent Rosler can benefit from and hopefully the pair can work closely together for the good of the football club.

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