NEIL REDFEARN has revealed that he has agreed a deal in principle to be Leeds United’s permanent head coach after meeting club president Massimo Cellino this afternoon.
The deal will be officially signed shortly, with Redfearn having received the reassurances he was looking for from the Italian and he is now focusing his energies on preparing the side for Saturday’s trip to Cardiff City.
Redfearn told the YEP: “I had a meeting with Massimo today. Nothing has been put down in concrete, but I wanted to see how he saw it going forward.
“I don’t want this to be a short-term thing, that is no good for anybody.
“He told me that he sees me here for the long haul and that he wanted me here with him and that he does not see this as a short-term thing.
“We have talked about things briefly, but not in any great detail. But the most important thing is to the lads right and in the right frame of mind on Saturday.
“He sees this as a long term thing and I honestly believe him. All the stuff he has said to me before, he has done and been right with.
“I get on really well with him and work well with him and understand where he is coming from. He is genuinely trying to do well for the club and I can do with that.”