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redfearn to keep control of leeds united while cellino is “confused”

redfearn to keep control of leeds united while cellino is “confused”


Neil Redfearn is to stay in caretaker charge of Leeds United for the forseeable future, as Massimo Cellino just cannot even handle it right now.

Okay, so that’s not quite what he said. “I’ve decided to leave the team to Neil,” he told the BBC’s Adam Pope when asked for his thoughts about Steve Clarke or Giuseppe Sannino taking the job. “At the moment too many coaches call me and I’m confused.”

Redders was in charge of Leeds at the weekend when they beat Bolton 1–0, and a number of fans have called for him to be given the job full-time in recognition of his good work managing the Academy.

Cellino continued, I think it’s best to keep going with a Leeds man like now, that knows football and makes the team play in a beautiful way. For the moment it’s the best thing to do."

The chances of Steve Clarke taking the job look slim as he doesn’t seem all that keen; Oscar Garcia, believed to have been Cellino’s first choice, has taken over from Sannino at Watford. Simon Grayson is also believed to have turned the job down.

That leaves Redfearn now under “serious consideration” for the job, according to Phil Hay of the YEP, although the betting continues to fluctuate wildly: Carlos Queiroz, who has never held a bigger coaching job than managing Iran (that I’m aware of) became favourite today, which probably only means somebody put £20 on him somewhere.