The Leeds owner appeared to confirm that the 49-year-old will succeed Darko Milanic at Elland Road.
Neil Redfearn appears to have succeeded Darko Milanic as Leeds United boss.
The Slovenian was sacked by the Yorkshire side after just 32 days in charge at Elland Road, with his fate being sealed by a 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
That was his third loss in six games - with Milanic having not won a game as Leeds manager.
That form was in stark contract to the unbeaten run the club enjoyed when Redfearn was in caretaker charge.
And it appears owner Massimo Cellino has taken note, with the 49-year-old set to take training on Monday and being declared as the new head coach '100 per cent' by the Italian.
Cellino told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “I have given the order to fire him.
“I made a mistake with this guy. He is negative, he has a losing mentality. He has three points from six games, that is relegation [form].
“Neil Redfearn will take training on Monday. He is the new head coach, 100 per cent.”