Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has today confirmed that Neil Redfearn will not be continuing in his current role as first-team coach once this season is over. The news may ruffle a few feathers in the United camp and with the fans, especially given our excellent form in the second half of the season, but this doesn’t appear to bother Cellino, as we’ve already seen with some of his bizarre decisions during his short tenure.
Redfearn doesn’t deserve the treatment he’s received from Cellino, he steadied the ship in his first spell in charge after David Hockaday’s disastrous appointment. Second time around he’s brought the club out of the relegation mire and into a comfortable mid-table position. Just take a look at the form table from the last 10 matches, it just proves how bad we were in the first half of the season, and how well Redfearn has done with pretty much the same group of players.
I’m genuinely disappointed by Cellino’s decision. In my opinion he should’ve been given at least the first six months of next season to get it right. With a couple of wingers, who knows what we could do under Redfearn’s leadership? Not even the fans will change his mind, though, so we’ve got to move on and hope that his next appointment is a good one. I hope he doesn’t try and experiment again, like with both Hockaday and Darko Milanic. I’d like to see someone with Championship experience, someone who will bring good, attractive football, and someone who can tell Cellino what really needs to be done.
What are your thoughts on the breaking news from today? Is Cellino’s decision not to extend Redfearn’s contract the correct one, let us know by commenting below. We would really appreciate your views, and may even put them in a reaction type article.
Click on the next page for more on this breaking news.