REDFEARN WANTS TO STAY
Leeds head coach Neil Redfearn hopes to hold talks with club president Massimo Cellino next week in a bid to secure his future at the club.
Redfearn, who may have taken charge of his last game, reaffirmed his desire to continue in the role following the goalless draw against Rotherham at Elland Road.
Cellino’s ban from having any executive influence at the club following his tax conviction in Italy expires on Sunday and he must decide whether to renew Redfearn’s contract, which expires in June.
The Italian chose not to attend the season finale despite being given permission by the Football League to attend as a spectator only.
Redfearn said earlier in the week that the reinstatement of assistant Steve Thompson - suspended without explanation earlier this month - would have a major bearing on whether he would continue in the role.
“I’ve had no contact as such,” Redfearn said. “We’re free now obviously to discuss things and talk about stuff, so I would expect next week we’ll sit down and chat.
“The important part now becomes the recruitment part and if I’m going to be here I’d like to be part of that.
“It’s important because if you recruit well and get the right players, you can supplement what we’ve done and this close season we need to recruit better.”