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LIVE: Leeds Utd Head Coach Neil Redfearn’s Pre-Match Press Conference

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That’s all from us. Could this be the last sight of Neil Redfearn taking a press conference at Thorp Arch?


Redfearn admits he’s identified individuals who might be of benefit.


Given the type of person he is, Redfearn believes the owner must be undecided on his future.


“I can see the way forward”.


“The next step is playing good football.”


“I think the supporters feel a lot closer to the players.”


Sounds like Aidy White could be involved on Saturday. “I’m a fan of Aidy.”


“Would you want Steve Thompson back?” “Definitely”.


“Your one high point?”
NR: “just being in charge of Leeds United…if someone had told me as an 8 year old in the west stand.” #lufc


Redfearn set to go through shape and set plays tomorrow. Says players have been bright and he’s been impressed with the commitment.


The Sheffield Wednesday win has “been coming” from Redfearn’s perspective.


“I’m very fortunate to be in charge of Leeds United football club. It’s a real honour.” #lufc


“We’re coming to a point where the club’s going to be able to make some decisions. The club needs to make those decisions.”


When asked whether he sees it as his last game, Redfearn says he’s just focused on preparing for the game.


“The academy’s got to take a lot of credit for how these players have come in and performed.”


“We’ve relied on [Lewis Cook]”.


“I’m not allowed to speak to [Cellino],” admits Redfearn, even if he attends the Rotherham game.


“I think the powers that be have seen the division now.”


Redfearn says no discussions held over his future, but wants to sit down with the owner and discuss. Would it have to be on his terms? “No.”


“If you look at the situation I came into…to get ourselves safe and comfortably safe is an achievement.”


Photo by Amitai Winehouse

Here’s where Redfearn will be sat in a minute or two.

Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn is set to face the press prior to the Rotherham United match on Saturday.

We are live at Thorp Arch to bring you the updates from the press conference.

The clash with Rotherham could end up being Redfearn’s last game in charge of Leeds.

His contract as head coach is meant to expire after the conclusion of the game, and there has not been any indication that it will be renewed before the end of the season.

Owner Massimo Cellino is also set to return from suspension next week, and there are doubts over whether he will want to retain Redfearn.

Cellino suspended Redfearn’s assistant manager, Steve Thompson, without consulting the head coach, arguably hindering his ability to win games.

Leeds ended a five match losing streak with a 2-1 victory against Sheffield Wednesday in a Yorkshire derby at Hillsborough at the weekend.

Goals came from Charlie Taylor and Steve Morison, who scored his second in two games.

Leeds Coach Praises Effects Of New Formation And Paraguayan Star

Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn has heaped praise on the new formation used by his side in the clash with Sunderland at the weekend, according to leedsunited.com.

The Whites have primarily played a diamond formation for the majority of the campaign, but have struggled in recent weeks in the league, with many believing that the system had been found out by opponents.

As a result, Redfearn was keen to try something new in the FA Cup game on Sunday.

He therefore selected a relatively changed line-up compared to the one that lost 2-0 to Derby County in the league.

The Elland Road club also lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Casper Sloth and Brian Montenegro, who made his first start for the club, playing on the wings.

Sloth and Montenegro, who have had few opportunities under Redfearn or his predecessors, were the focus of some of his praise, along with the formation itself.

“In the Championship, you’ve got to swim in the waters that you’re in,” said the head coach.

“I think the diamond has worked to a point but we’ve turned into a bit of a one-trick pony. We’ve got to look at what we’ve got other than that.

“We played with width on Sunday and we played well. I thought Casper Sloth played well, he showed good touches and popped up in little pockets of play.

“Brian Montenegro, too. That was his debut and I thought he was excellent.

“He worked up and down, he gave us something on the left and I think if we’d have had a little bit more poke in the first half, we’d have carried more of a threat.

“But I thought in the second half we bossed it and we should have got something out of it.”

Leeds Coach Redfearn Hails ‘Outstanding Performance’

Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn has hailed his side’s display in the FA Cup clash against Sunderland on Sunday, and believes his team can take encouragement from it going forward.

The game was ultimately settled by a strike from Sunderland full back Patrick van Aanholt, ensuring that the Wearside club secured a 1-0 victory.

That scoreline was exactly the same as the last time the two sides faced off in the FA Cup – the famous 1973 cup final which saw lowly Sunderland beat Don Revie’s glorious Leeds side, considered to be one of the best in Europe at that point.

While Sunderland dominated the first half, Leeds had the better of proceedings in the second period.

The Whites saw Brazilian Adryan Tavares have a shot saved only 45 seconds after the restart.

Defender Liam Cooper, who was given the captain’s armband in the wake of Stephen Warnock’s injury, hit the post with a header in added time.

Redfearn believes his side played well, and has taken the positives from the game.

“I thought it was an outstanding performance, particularly in the second half,” said Redfearn.

“I thought we made it a cup tie in the second half, we really got about Sunderland and we competed.

“I thought we passed the ball well throughout but we carried much more of a threat in the second half.

“We got in front of their goal a lot, hit the post, Adryan had a great chance and really we should probably be looking at progressing through the tie and having at least a replay.

“I’m frustrated with the result but the performance is really heartening.”