Neil Redfearn has joined the coaching staff of Newcastle United’s Under-23’s side, according to the Chronicle Live.

The 53-year-old will start the next chapter of his career helping the development of the youngsters of the Premier League side and will work alongside their current manager, Ben Dawson.

Redfearn has been weighing up his next move since he left his role as manager of Liverpool Women on 14th September and has found a route back into the game already.

As a player, the Dewsbury-born midfielder played for the likes of Bolton Wanderers, Crystal Palace, Watford, Barnsley, Oldham Athletic and Wigan Athletic in a lengthy playing career. Redfearn then got into coaching after retiring and had spells at Halifax Town, Scarborough, Northwich Victoria and York City before becoming manager of Leeds United’s Under-18’s in 2008.

Redfearn worked his way up the coaching ranks at Leeds and was caretaker manager on three separate occasions before finally getting the first-team manager’s role in November 2014 until May 2015.

He then made the move to Rotherham United in October 2015 but was dismissed just five months later with the club 22nd in the Championship. Redfearn then took a break from the game ahead of taking the Doncaster Rovers Belles manager’s job in December 2017.

Redfearn guided them to the FA WSL 2 title which earned him the Liverpool Women’s job. However, it did not work out for him there but he will be looking forward to his next job at Newcastle United now.


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