REDFEARN CLAIMS THAT HIS PROMOTION WILL NOT AFFECT LEEDS UNITED
Neil Redfearn is convinced that him leaving the Leeds United academy will not hamper the club’s first-team players’ production or its category two status.
The club’s newly appointed Head Coach ordered the reforming of staff as soon as he was appointed last week and claimed that such a move would secure the youth development program (illustrated by him as the best academy in the country with the category two status).
A central figure in the Leeds United Academy since his appointment in 2009, Redfearn initiated Thorp Arch operations in 2012. After the formation of EPPP, he also took up the seat of manager of the development squad.
However, he is parting from that post to hold the fort of Leeds United’s first team after the dismissal of his forerunner, Darko Milanic, previous week and his new post will be followed by amends in the staff of the Leeds United Academy.
Neil Redfearn, 49 years old, was appointed recently when Darko Milanic was sacked in a very unsurprising move in October. It had only been a month since Slovenian football defender had replaced his predecessor, David Hockaday. The appointment of Redfearn was expected then as the owner of the English Championship side, Massimo Cellino, wasted no time in declaring that Milanic had been dismissed and also that former English mid-fielder Neil Redfearn would very soon be appointed to the job of Head Coach.
According to a statement given by Mr. Redfearn, the post of Academy Manager would be now given to a performance analyst of Leeds, Adam Underwood. He will be responsible for administrative work henceforth. Meanwhile, the club is thinking about hiring a new trainer for Under-21.