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Redfearn Set for Leeds Job after Milanic is Sacked

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has admitted that he wants Neil Redfearn in charge after he sacked Darko Milanic after Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Wolves.

Tony Marshall

We seem to say this every day, week, month and year with Leeds but life is never dull. Well for everyone else laughing at us.

For the second time this season, Leeds have sacked their manager after just six games in charge after Dave Hockaday was given the same amount of time earlier this year.

Milanic's time was ended after the 2-1 defeat to Wolves on Saturday, with Leeds once again failing to see out a match under the former Maribor boss.

So after just 32 days Leeds must move on again and try to sort out the mess at Elland Road. Redfearn appears to have been given the task at hand.

Earlier this season, Redfearn took charge of four games after Hockaday's sacking - winning three and drawing one. The fans wanted his appointment but Cellino chose to listen to others, he's now admitted that was a mistake.

While you can sympathise with Milanic, the results haven't been good enough. Like Hockaday, he should never have been given the role.

The football wasn't brilliant but there was a sign that things could have worked. Don't get me wrong, Leeds lacked something under Milanic, but the football and potential was much better than it was under Hockaday.

But as the modern game has proved, results are all that matters and Cellino has lost patience with Milanic, with his right-hand man Redfearn now set to take charge of training on Monday.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Cellino said:

"I have given the order to fire him.

"I made a mistake with this guy. He is negative, he has a losing mentality. He has three points from six games, that is relegation (form).

"Neil Redfearn will take training on Monday. He is the new head coach, 100 per cent."