Steve Evans set for Leeds as Cellino strikes again

Mark Holmes
Steve Evans: Former Rotherham manager set for Leeds United

Steve Evans: Former Rotherham manager set for Leeds United

Steve Evans will take charge of Leeds United training on Monday after Massimo Cellino sacked Uwe Rosler – just weeks after singing his praises.

Rosler has become the fifth manager to be sacked by Cellino since the Italian took over at Leeds in 2014, just weeks after the owner described him as “the best person for me”.

Evans is the favourite to replace Rosler at Elland Road and will take training on Monday, according to the Daily Telegraph, with Rosler apparently having been informed after the 2-1 home defeat to Brighton on Saturday, a result which left them 18th in the Championship table.

Speaking on September 30, Cellino was full of praise for Rosler and suggested he would give the German time to get things right. Yet, just two games later, he has made yet another change of manager.

“This coach is the best person for me and for the team,” Cellino said of Rosler three weeks ago. “He’s the coach I was looking for when 20, 30 people asked me to give them the job in May. I chose him and if you gave me the choice I would choose him again.

“If someone gave me the chance to change, I would take this coach and these players because we have something good here. This guy (Rosler), he is professional. I like him more than any coach I had here before.

“He needs help, he needs help to relax a bit and to let the players relax, but believe me I’m going to let this work. Last year was a nightmare. This year feels better. I’m never happy but I think we are growing. The coach thinks that, I think that.”

Leeds play Fulham in the Championship on Wednesday, with Evans likely to be in charge for that game.