Neil Redfearn leaves Leeds United, issues full statement

Neil Redfearn

Neil Redfearn is said to have left his role at Leeds United.

Neil Redfearn's brief resumption of his head of academy role at Leeds United appears to be over.

BBC Radio Leeds is reporting Redfearn himself has informed the club of his resignation.

Redfearn was the head coach last season, and recently returned into his old role as head of academy.

Redfearn released a full statement explaining his decision and thanking those who helped him during his time with the Yorkshire giants.

Redfearn actually managed Leeds over two spells last season, first as caretaker coach before Darko Milanic was appointed, and then as permanent boss.

He led the side to a 15th place finish, but their progress was overshadowed by off-field goings on, including a mid-season transfer embargo, and was not helped by the suspension of owner Massimo Cellino by the Football League.

Cellino took the decision to replace Redfearn with Uwe Rosler earlier this summer.

Redfearn's legacy will remain at the club, in the progress of academy starlets like Lewis Cook, Sam Byram and Alex Mowatt, who are already regarded as key first team players.

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