Reports have suggested that the 49-year-old has verbally agreed a deal to become the club's head coach on a full-time basis, following three spells as caretaker in the past.
"I had a meeting with Massimo. Nothing has been put down in concrete and I just wanted to see how he saw it and how he viewed me going forward," Redfearn told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
"He said, 'Look, I see you here for the long haul, I want you here with me.' I am stepping up taking the first team, but the bottom line is he sees me there for the long haul.
"The conversation I had with him was whether he sees me as a head coach and that's it or as a head coach who – if it goes wrong – might go back in the Academy for a bit. But he sees me here for the long haul with him and I have got to take on his word."
The Yorkshire outfit are currently 18th in the table.