Neil Redfearn happy to take charge at Leeds United

Leeds caretaker manager Neil Redfearn shouts instructions during the npower Championship match between Charlton Athletic and Leeds United at the Valley on April 06, 2013
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Neil Redfearn says that he has received assurances from Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino over his future at the club.

Neil Redfearn has stated that he has received assurances from Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino over his future at the club.

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.

Cellino sacked Darko Milanic on Saturday following a run of six winless games in the Championship, and Redfearn hopes that his expected promotion to the role will be a lasting one.

"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.

Darko Milanic the new manager of Leeds United looks on prior to the start of the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Leeds United at Griffin Park on September 27, 2014
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