Bristol Rovers confirm approach from Leeds for their manager

Date published: Tuesday 24th May 2016 12:54

Darrell Clarke: Linked with Leeds job

Bristol Rovers have confirmed they have been approached by Leeds United to speak to Darrell Clarke over the manager’s job at Elland Road.

The Whites have turned to the highly-rated Pirates coach after on Monday failing to convince Karl Robinson to leave MK Dons following talks with the Liverpudlian.

In a statement on the newly-promoted League One club’s official website, Bristol Rovers confirmed the approach, but added: “As yet, the Yorkshire side have failed to meet the conditions set out by Rovers to enable any talks to take place and until that happens there is nothing else to report.

“We can also confirm that Rovers have offered Darrell a new and improved three-year contract to remain as Bristol Rovers manager.

“Bristol Rovers will not make any further comment until, and unless, there have been any further developments.”

All these approaches for other managers means the writing is quite probably on the wall for current incumbent Steve Evans, who is yet to be told whether his stay at the club will officially come to an end.

The former Rotherham and Crawley Town boss only took over from Uwe Rosler in October, but he remains unsure of his future as the controversial Cellino ponders his next move.

“I’m still waiting for the decision for next season from Mr Cellino and the board,” Evans said in a statement, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post on Monday.

“I fully understand they are hectic with a number of things but I would expect to hear very soon.

“I’ll be back to work on Wednesday [25 May]. There’s still lots to be done because I’m employed by a great club and I must continue to work. To deliver promotion you must plan.

“The Leeds United supporters deserve a promotion season and I’m ready, better than ever physically and mentally, to deliver that.”

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