The Leeds United fans who are competing in a pool tournament in The Transfer Tavern this evening are discussing comments made by their manager with regards to his future at the club.
The Yorkshire Evening Post questioned manager Steve Evans on his future at the club and he revealed he has the full backing of owner Massimo Cellino.
Leeds have endured another disappointing campaign this season which has included the obligatory managerial change, the sale of promising young players and a controversial statement or two from Cellino.
With Evans being accused by Cellino of talking too much, there has been a lot of speculation with regard to his future at the club. Speaking about where he sees himself next season, Evans said:
“I don’t think the president would say anything disrespectful to me. I know what he’s told me privately and what he thinks of me as an individual and a head coach. I had very positive communications and an exchange of messages with him on Saturday evening and again last night. But one thing with Leeds United is you can’t get away from a daily basis.”
“There are some wonderful coaches out there. I’m not privy to the president’s opinion on those coaches but what I do know is that he respects me. He knows that being head coach at Leeds United is a very difficult job. Everyone has an opinion on Leeds United, more than anywhere else in the league.”
“I’ve not seen the article or all the quotes but if Mr Cellino decides it’s time up then it’s time up. History tells you that. But we’re on target to have our highest-placed finish in five years, from a remit of ‘keep us in the division because we may get relegated.’ That would be an overwhelming success.”
“But I’d never be aggrieved (if Cellino replaces him). Five or six years ago I may have got upset with things. I’m not saying I wouldn’t shed tears or hurt but there’s a difference.”
The Leeds fans in The Tavern feel that Evans will depart the club this summer and are set for another summer of change at the club.
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