Neil Redfearn becomes Sheffield United Women’s new head coach

Sheffield United's new head coach, Neil Redfearn

Sheffield United Women’s new head coach is Neil Redfearn, who guided Doncaster Rovers Belles to the tier two title in 2018.

The 55-year-old, who has also managed Leeds United and Rotherham United in the men’s game before most recently working at Newcastle United with the U 23 side.

The new Blades head coach told sufc.co.uk: “It’s very exciting. It’s a massive club and the women’s team has made good strides over the past couple of seasons, so it’s a good place to be.

“I really enjoyed my time at Belles and Liverpool, women’s football is really on the up and Sheffield United have been a big part of that. It’s a really exciting place to be.”

Redfearn led the Belles to eleven wins out of twelve during his last spell in the league, with current Blades Leandra Little, Jade Pennock, Sophie Walton and Emily Batty all in the side.

“It’s important because they know how I work and it helps the transition for the rest of the girls, he added. “It’s a case of trying to get us in a position where we can have a really positive season again. Those that were at the Belles, they know the route, they know the way, they know how to get out of this division.”

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