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Championship: Academy coach and former manager Neil Redfearn leaves club


Leeds United Academy coach Neil Redfearn has left the club, claiming that he was not 'allowed to return' to his role following his stint as first team head coach.

Redfearn took charge of the senior side last November, having worked in the club's academy since 2009. He was in contention to keep the role but was eventually replaced by Uwe Rosler, and offered his old role again.

However, in a statement, Redfearn has claimed that he 'wasn't allowed to return to the role' by the club, and so has decided to end his time there.

Redfearn said: "I would... like to place on record my thanks to everyone connected with the first team, including the fans, for making last season both productive and beneficial after a difficult start."

"Very importantly I would like to pay a special tribute to the academy where I proudly worked along with others for the best part of six years."

"I would like to wish Uwe Rosler and his staff and players every success for next season and beyond so that Leeds can back to the Premier League very soon."

"Last, but not least, I wish to thank the fans for their unstinting support both during my time at the academy and whilst in charge of the first team."

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