Neil Redfearn

Where is Neil Redfearn now?

A prolific scorer for a midfielder, former Barnsley captain Neil Redfearn finally retired from playing in 2008 after spells in the lower leagues with a number of teams.

It was during this time that Redfearn got his first taste of management with spells as caretaker manager of Halifax Town and York City as well as permanent roles at Scarborough and Northwich Victoria.

In 2009, Redfearn was appointed as the under 18’s academy coach at Leeds United and was thrust into the manager’s job in a caretaker capacity when Simon Grayson and then Neil Warnock left the club.

In 2013 upon the appointment of Brian McDermott as Leeds United manager, Neil Redfearn took on the role of first team coach at the club.

Upon the arrival of new owner Massimo Cellino and the subsequent sacking of first McDermott and then replacement Dave Hockaday (after six games), Redfearn took over the team as caretaker manager winning three out of four games.

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Redfearn went back to his coaching role when the club appointed manager Darko Milanic.

Milanic was sacked by Cellino after only 32 days and Neil Redfearn was once again back in the hot seat with the title “Head Coach”.

Redfearn’s tenure lasted for 33 games, winning 11 and drawing seven before being replaced at the end of the season by Uwe Rosler. He then returned back to his former role as head of the club’s academy.

In July 2015, Redfearn left his role as head of Leeds United’s academy claiming that the club made his position ‘untenable’ and that they had ‘refused to let him take up the position’.

Neil Redfearn was back in football in October in 2015 when he was appointed the new manager of Championship side Rotherham United.

Unfortunately Redfearn’s time at the club was short-lived and he was sacked in February 2016 after one win in nine games left the club in the relegation places.

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Neil Redfearn: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forBarnsley, Bradford City, Charlton Athletic

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