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cellino “can’t see anyone better” than redfearn for leeds united; warnock wind-up dismissed

cellino “can’t see anyone better” than redfearn for leeds united; warnock wind-up dismissed


Neil Redfearn is in serious danger of being given the head coach’s job at Leeds United, as Massimo Cellino can’t find a better candidate.

While most fans would be open to the idea of the club’s Academy boss taking charge of the first team, Redfearn himself would seem to be a reluctant monarch, content with overseeing the youth at Thorp Arch.

Cellino told Phil Hay today that he “can’t see anyone better” than the current caretaker, but then he is currently on a break in the USA, and might not have been giving the job search his full undivided attention.

He is believed to be coming back on Thursday, but that doesn’t leave much time for a new appointment before the trips to Birmingham and Bournemouth.

The betting market continues in its own bizarre fashion; Steve Clarke is still most bookies’ favourite, while despite not ruling himself out today Chris Hughton is still longer odds than Robbie Fowler, who has apparently applied for the job. No wonder Massimo Cellino is confused.

In other news, details have come out about the winding up petition that Leeds United successfully saw off in court yesterday; it was brought by Sport Entertainment & Media Group, who are believed to have been seeking payments related to the transfer of Stephen Warnock. With the dismissal of the petition that looks to have been settled, although whether any payments had to be made isn’t clear.

Young defender George Swan has joined Wolves on a deal that gives him until Christmas to prove himself; some of his young former team-mates featured in a 3–2 defeat to Ipswich at Thorp Arch yesterday, in which Adryan made his first appearance. Brian Montenegro and Dario Del Fabro are still awaiting international clearance.