The club are reportedly narrowing down their shortlist of candidates and Redfearn is one name being linked with the role.
Hibs are currently looking for a new boss following the dismissal of fellow ex-Leeds man Paul Heckingbottom and his assistant Robbie Stockdale.
Ex-Leeds man Redfearn has just left Newcastle
Redfearn is currently out of work following his departure from his position as Newcastle U23s boss last week. He left that role after what the report claims as a ‘fall-out’ with Liam Bramley, a coach at the Toon.
Redfearn’s spell at Elland Road occurred during the Massimo Cellino era and he managed the club between 2014-15. After his United spell, he joined Rotherham in 2015.
He left the Millers 22nd in the Championship table before moving on to work in the women’s game. The 54-year-old has managed Doncaster Rovers Belles and the Liverpool Women’s team, although he only managed one game at the latter.
It is said that Redfearn has respect from within Easter Road as the Leith club look to find a new manager to take them away from the bottom end of the league. They currently sit tenth after 11 games.