Robinson ‘rejects’ Leeds following Cellino talks

Date published: Monday 23rd May 2016 6:02

Karl Robinson: Reported to have turned down Leeds offer

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson has reportedly rejected an opportunity to take over from Steve Evans at Leeds United following talks with owner Massimo Cellino.

The 35-year old led MK Dons to promotion to the Championship last year, but it proved a fleeting stay with relegation back to League One being confirmed earlier this month.

However, that appears to have not perturbed Cellino, though his attempts to tempt Robinson to Elland Road have failed, according to Sky Sports.

Evans, meanwhile, says he is still no closer to learning his fate despite being due to return the club on Wednesday to begin preparations for next season.

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.

“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.”

Should Leeds be unable to prompt a u-turn from Robinson, it is understood they may turn their attentions to Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clark.

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