Leeds boss Evans under fire as Cellino interferes again

Rob Conlon
Steve Evans: Question marks over his future at Leeds

Steve Evans: Question marks over his future at Leeds

Leeds United manager Steve Evans could be set to question his future at the club after Massimo Cellino entered the dressing room again at the weekend.

Throughout the controversial Italian’s tenure as Leeds owner, speculation has been rife that Cellino has influenced numerous managers’ tactics, team selection and transfer signings.

And upon his appointment as Uwe Rosler’s replacement at Elland Road, former Rotherham manager Evans said: “The day I don’t pick the team I won’t be the manager of Leeds United.”

However, it is understood that during the club’s trips to QPR and Charlton the 59-year-old went into the changing room at half-time and advised Evans to change formation.

Whatever Cellino said at Loftus Road clearly didn’t help, as Leeds were beaten 1-0 thanks to Charlie Austin’s second-half winner, while the Whites drew 0-0 at struggling Charlton Athletic on Saturday.

Following the defeat at QPR, when asked by the Daily Mirror whether he had interfered with tactics, he responded: “Didn’t work anyway. We lost the game.”

Leeds are currently 18th in the Championship, seven points above the relegation zone and eight points off the play-offs.