Neil Redfearn admits he will consider his future at Leeds United following the club’s decision to suspend Steve Thompson.
Redfearn, a former Whites player, was appointed as their third manager of the season back in November when he was handed a 12-month rolling contract. He brought in Thompson as his number two in December, but it was revealed on Thursday that director of football Nicola Salerno had suspended the assistant manager with immediate effect.
This decision is clearly not welcomed by Redfearn, who has recently overseen an upturn of fortunes on the pitch with eight wins from the last 13 matches lifting them away from relegation danger and up to 13th place in the Championship. But following this latest development, the Elland Road boss admits he may have to consider his future.
“I have to have a good hard think now,” said Redfearn. “This is disappointing and undermining. I would have liked to have known about it beforehand. I don’t understand it. I love this football club, but this is a difficult situation for me. It seems a really strange decision and I’m bitterly disappointed. It’s the ideal partnership. It goes against everything we’re doing.”
Leeds will try and put this latest episode in what has been a turbulent season behind them in time for Saturday afternoon, when Blackburn Rovers travel to Yorkshire. A win for the home side would see them leapfrog the 1995 Premier League champions in the table, and provide renewed optimism that they can finish in the top-half come May.