NEIL: WE CAN BE RE­ALLY SUC­CESS­FUL

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Ben Baker

AN­OTHER tur­bu­lent week at Leeds has seen sport­ing direc­tor Ni­cola Salerno re­port­edly re­sign, but boss Neil Red­fearn hopes his own ten­ure is not about to come to an end.

Red­fearn’s as­sis­tant Steve Thomp­son was suspended un­til the end of the sea­son last week af­ter be­ing handed a let­ter by Salerno – much to the as­ton­ish­ment of al­most ev­ery­one out­side of the Leeds board­room.

The Leeds United Sup­port­ers’ Trust have this week writ­ten an open let­ter to dis­qual­i­fied owner Mas­simo Cellino and the board, beg­ging for clar­ity on a va­ri­ety of is­sues in­clud­ing Red­fearn’s po­si­tion.

And the popular boss, 49, ad­mits he wants to stay on at El­land Road.

“For the first time in a long time this club is to­gether, both on the pitch and in the stands,” said Red­fearn.

“For me, you want to be about it, be­cause you want to be in­volved in some­thing that’s go­ing to be suc­cess­ful and I hon­estly be­lieve that this foot­ball club, in the next cou­ple of sea­sons, can be re­ally suc­cess­ful.

“It’s a great club that is just start­ing to get to its feet and I think, per­haps, the foot­ball world is re­al­is­ing that.”

UP­BEAT: Neil Red­fearn

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