Leeds United have announced former caretaker manager Neil Redfearn as the permanent boss at Elland Road, following the dismissal of Darko Milanic after the club’s defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Leeds threw away a 1-0 lead in the second half at home to Wolves, conceding twice to cost Milanic his job, having failed to win in five games.
The Slovenian had overseen three draws and no wins in the hot seat at Elland Road, but was let go after owner Massimo Cellino admitted to making a “mistake” in appointing him.
Cellino then revealed that Redfearn would take control of the club, having won fans over with an impressive run whilst in temporary control of the club.
“Neil Redfearn will be the new head coach. I have called him back to the bench for good,” said the controversial Italian owner, reports Adam Pope on Twitter.
#lufc Breaking : Cellino has just messaged to say “Neil Redfearn will be the new head coach. I have called him back to the bench for good.”
— Adam Pope (@APOPEY) October 25, 2014
Fans san Redfearn’s name during the defeat to Wolves, but Milanic’s post-match comments had suggested he was prepared to deal with the pressure and turn things around for the Whites.