Leeds manager Darko Milanic was relieved of his duties after just 32 days on Saturday, following a 2-1 defeat to Wolves.
The Slovenian became the latest of Massimo Cellino's sackings following a winless six-match reign, which resulted in Leeds dropping to eighteenth place in the competitive Championship table, just five points clear of safety. However, Milanic claims that he has not actually been sacked from his post and will be paid until 2016, should Cellino ever want to make him manager again.
"I still have a contract on paid leave," he told Radio Slovenia. "During this time, I must be ready to take over the team if requested by the owner."
Redfearn to take over
Neil Redfearn is set to sign a contract to take over the managerial role at the club within the next few days, following a successful spell in temporary charge in between the sacking of David Hockaday and the appointment of Milanic.
Redfearn took over for a total of four games, in which Leeds recorded three wins over Bolton, Bournemouth and Huddersfield and a draw with Birmingham, taking 10 points from a possible 12.
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The 46-year-old watched the Wolves defeat alongside Cellino and is currently in charge of the academy side, which was the main reason he was overlooked last time round.
Problems of new boss
Redfearn will have to quit his current job as academy manager to focus on the first team should he agree terms, which will give Cellino another vacancy to worry about filling.
The former Barnsley midfielder will be the fourth head coach in five months at the Yorkshire club, which may be very unsettling for the players as they look to turn the season around.
The pressure will be on Redfearn straight away, as he was successful during his short stint in charge last time round. He will have something Milanic did not though, the support of the Leeds faithful from day one.
Squad is talented
Despite a dismal run of form and poor league position, Leeds' squad is talented and can climb the league under the right management.
Marco Silvestri has performed well in goal so far this season and the defence in front of him have also been relatively solid. Giuseppe Bellusci has been a good addition to the back line and has scored a couple of goals too.
Mirco Antenucci has scored four goals so far this campaign since his summer arrival from Catania. Billy Sharp is set to return from injury this week and Steve Morison was impressive in the first half against Wolves, most notably for his goal assist.
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