Speaking to reporters this afternoon Redfearn, who enjoyed a successful temporary spell at the helm earlier this season, said: "I had a good chat with Massimo yesterday. He told me I am the future of the club. I want to be here for the long term.
"It's a massive honour. This is a massive football club, it's got a great tradition. I'm no different to anyone else in charge of football teams - I've got to win matches. I want my sides to go and play and be comfortable on the ball. I want them to show people that they care & play with pride."
Asked about his relationship with Cellino, the former Leeds academy manager responded: "I like him, I like his views and how he thinks about football. We get on well."
The Yorkshire outfit are currently 18th in the Championship table, with a trip to face Cardiff City next up.