New Rotherham boss Redfearn believes he has the one thing he lacked at Leeds

New York Stadium sign, Rotherham

Neil Redfearn has the stability to be successful at Rotherham which he lacked at Leeds.

Neil Redfearn was unveiled as Rotherham United boss on Monday, after a short spell out of the game.

The 50-year-old left Leeds United in the summer, after an impressive spell as head coach, which had supporters wanting more.

Owner Massimo Cellino elected to go in an alternative direction, appointing Uwe Rosler instead, and Redfearn won the battle to replace Steve Evans as Rotherham boss.

Speaking at his press conference, reported by Rotherham's official website, Redfearn used a key work to describe what he admired about his new job, which he certainly lacked at Leeds: Stability.

He said: "The stability that was talked about, the way forward, the vision, it excited me.

"The club is in a rich vein of success at this point in time, the challenge now is to pick the baton up and take us to the next level."

Stability is exactly what Redfearn lacked at Leeds from start to finish. He was brought into the role as manager seemingly begrudgingly by Massimo Cellino, whose appointments of Dave Hockaday and Darko Milanic had proved disastrous, winning one game in 10 in all competitions between them.

Redfearn had to deal with a transfer embargo, the chaos of owner Massimo Cellino being suspended by the Football League, and having to work under a sporting director who bought players like Edgar Cani who he clearly did not want to sign; and all of that was just before February.

Over the last few months of the season, Redfearn saw his assistant coach Steve Thompson suspended without explanation, the sporting director went AWOL, while there was even talk of not being able to pick players in case they scored, triggering contract extensions.

The biggest controversy came at the season's end when six players controversially pulled out of the squad one day before match day, which angered Redfearn, and he refused to pick them for the final game of the campaign against his new side Rotherham.

Looking back it was chaos, and it is no wonder Redfearn has been talking up the stability his new role brings, which should allow him to get about managing the club and concentrate on football and winning matches.

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