Neil Redfearn is set to continue in his dual role as Leeds United’s development-squad and first-team coach, despite talk of him replacing David Flitcroft as the new Barnsley manager.
Redfearn was listed as bookmakers’ favourite for the vacancy at Oakwell but Barnsley have not made an approach for him and are understood to be looking at other candidates.
The 48-year-old gave seven years of his playing career to Barnsley and was part of the squad who won promotion to the Premiership in 1997 but he has run United’s productive academy since early 2012 and held the post of first-team coach throughout Brian McDermott’s seven months as manager.
McDermott said: “I hope his future’s with us. I’d like to think so. He’s doing a great job. It’s not a surprise that he’d be linked to Barnsley given his record with them but I wouldn’t want Neil to go.”