Leeds United confirm departure of head coach Evans

Oli Fisher
Steve Evans: Parts company with Leeds United

Championship side Leeds United have confirmed the departure of head coach Steve Evans after just seven months in charge at Elland Road.

The former Rotherham boss leaves the Whites having won 14 of his 38 games in charge, drawing 13 and losing 11 with a win percentage of 36.64.

Leeds chairman Massimo Cellino said: “I would like to thank Steve Evans for his efforts as the head coach of Leeds United.

“Steve completed the job he was brought in to carry out – to keep the team in the Championship – and his hard work here has been greatly appreciated. I wish him and Paul Raynor the very best for the future.

“We have, however, decided that a different approach is required in order to achieve our targets for the new season.

“The Club is now looking to appoint a new head coach to build on the good work of Steve and Paul and deliver the special season which our supporters deserve.”

The club site went on to state the following:

“The process to appoint a new head coach is underway and a further announcement will be made here on leedsunited.com in due course.”

Garry Monk has emerged as the new odds-on favourite to take the helm at Elland Road.