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Neil Redfearn

Backroom Staff


Neil Redfearn became the United women manager in August 2020 after previous spells in the women's game with Doncaster Rovers Belles and Liverpool.

The Yorkshire-born head coach led the Belles to the FA WSL 2 title back in 2018 with current Blades Leandra Little, Jade Pennock, Sophie Walton and Emily Batty all part of his successful squad.

With 11 league wins from 12 games in charge, Redfearn's success led him to be appointed as Liverpool head coach in the FA Women's Super League.

As a player, Redfearn captained and led Barnsley to promotion to the Premier League back in 1997 as the club's top scorer. After a career which spanned over 850 professional matches, Redfearn went onto manage the likes of Leeds United and Rotherham United before his first spell in the women's game with the Belles.

His most recent role before joining the Blades was as coach of Newcastle United's under 23 squad, while he also had a spell as the club's caretaker head coach in the summer of 2019 after Rafael Benitez's departure.