Neil Redfearn makes a move in the Next Leeds United Manager Marketby Jack Kitson / 04 September 2014, 09:53Tweet
The Next Leeds United Manager Market has taken yet another twist as Neil Redfearn makes a move to the top of the betting after his odds were cut from 8/1 down to the short-priced favourite. The Yorkshire club’s caretaker manager has been there or thereabouts from the moment Dave Hockaday was sacked, however he has now emerged as a genuine contender for the permanent job.
Redfearn, a former defender who enjoyed a lengthy playing career at the likes of Barnsley and Crystal Palace, has previously taken charge on a caretaker basis twice during his time at Elland Road, following the sackings of both Simon Grayson and Neil Warnock. According to reports Whites owner Massimo Cellino is planning to give his new caretaker boss time to prove himself in the dugout after the 49-year-old enjoyed a winning start last weekend: Redfearn led his struggling troops to a 1-0 victory over Bolton, a win which ended the club’s torrid three game losing streak in all competitions.
Earlier in the week the former West Brom boss Steve Clarke emerged as a strong contender for the vacancy, although he has since dropped down to 14/1 after reportedly losing interest. Meanwhile the recently unemployed Giuseppe Sannino, who surprisingly left Watford on Sunday, remains in the frame at 5/1, whereas the ex-Whites manager Simon Grayson can be found at 8/1. Alternatively, for those looking out for a long shot, David O'Leary is way out at 66/1 to make a dramatic return to Elland Road.