Neil Redfearn reflects on his time at Leeds, highlights two major achievements

Neil Redfearn

The Rotherham boss has been discussing his spell as Leeds head coach last season.

Rotherham United head coach Neil Redfearn says managing one of the biggest clubs in the country in Leeds United was a 'great learning curve,' according to Sky Sports.

And the 50-year-old feels he achieved two major feats at Elland Road.

The first was 'turning it round' and steering Leeds away from the relegation zone. The second, of course, is what Redfearn is famed for - introducing youth prospects into the first team.

Redfearn told Sky Sports News: "It was a great learning curve. It's probably one of the biggest clubs in the country, Leeds, and we managed to turn it round and introduce a lot of talented young players."

Redfearn was loved during his time at Leeds by fans and will still be fondly remembered by many supporters.

That said, there has been a sort of post-Redfearn revisionist approach that has seen people claim the coach caused divisions behind the scenes at Thorp Arch.

How former coaches are seen often depends on the success of those who replace them and, right now, Uwe Rosler isn't having the best of times at United.

Whether Redfearn turned things around is a different issue, as Leeds always looked as though they had a glass ceiling under his stewardship. But 'Redders' certainly did turn the Whites away from the relegation zone and, generally, did a very good job indeed - under very difficult circumstances.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch