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Championship: Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn's future in doubt after assistant suspended


Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn could be considering his future at the club after his assistant manager was suspended without his knowledge.

The club issued a statement earlier today confirming Steve Thompson had been suspended, and said "This is an internal matter and the club will make no further comment on this internal issue."

Thompson was brought to the club by Redfearn in December, having previously been on the coaching staff at Huddersfield.

Redfearn took charge of the senior side in November having been in charge of the academy side prior to that. He is the club's third head coach this season, following David Hockaday and Darko Milanic who were both sacked after short spells in charge.

Redfearn has only seen his side lose three times in 2015, and has steered the club away from relegation trouble with a good run of results in recent weeks.

Speaking ahead of his side's clash with Blackburn, Redfearn said that the move to suspend Thompson was 'undermining' the senior squad and that he would have to have 'a good think' about what he does next.

He underlined Thompson's importance as part of the backroom set up for the senior squad, and admitted that he wasn't consulted before the decision was made.

"It seems like a strange decision and I would have liked to have known about it." he said.

Leeds are currently 13th in the Championship and take on Blackburn on Good Friday.
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