Report: Neil Redfearn clear for Doncaster Rovers job as settlement with Leeds United is finalised

Neil Redfearn

The former academy boss and first-team head coach could soon be back in management.

Neil Redfearn is all clear to become Doncaster Rovers boss, if rumours of him being the Yorkshire club’s favourite for the role are indeed true – it is being reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

They are reporting that the former Leeds United boss and academy manager is free to discuss the manager role with Doncaster as he has recently finalised a settlement with Leeds allowing him to resume his coaching career elsewhere.

Redfearn played one season for Doncaster back in 1986-87 and impressed during his tumultuous spell in charge of the first-team at Leeds United last season. He is in the running along with Nigel Clough, Ian Holloway and Rob Jones after the club sacked Paul Dickov this week.

The former Manchester City striker had suffered a disappointing start to the new season and the Donny board decided to part company with him yesterday.

Redfearn did an incredible job with Leeds last season. He helped them come from the relegation zone to mid-table with a squad divided and the board seemingly out to get him.

Things at Leeds have now settled down and the fact a settlement has been finalised between Redfearn and the club is another signifier of that fact.

There is no doubt Leeds fans will not begrudge their former favourite a new job in Yorkshire if this does eventually become a reality.

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