By Mike Berriman
Former Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn has left his role at Leeds United’s academy, saying that the club have made his position ‘untenable’.
In a statement Redfearn said: “It is with great sadness that I am resigning from my employment at Leeds United with immediate effect.
“I am desperately disappointed that Adam Pearson’s ‘offer’ of a return to my old position as academy manager was not genuine and the club have since made my position untenable by refusing to let me take up my post at Thorpe Arch.”
Redfearn guided Leeds United to safety last season after a difficult start to their campaign.
50-year-old Redfearn was replaced by Uwe Rosler in May after his relationship with owner Massimo Cellino broke down with the Italian describing him as ‘a baby’ and ‘weak’.
He handed in his resignation this morning after failing to agree a deal to end his employment with the club.
Leeds United are expected to release a statement later today.