Is Steve Evans facing the sack at Elland Road?
Tough times for Leeds United gaffer Steve Evans
March 1st, 2016
Reports are emerging that Leeds United boss Steve Evans is on the verge of being sacked, the speculation mounting following last night’s emphatic defeat on the South Coast.
Brighton & Hove Albion scored all four of their goals in the space of just twenty minutes in the first half and Leeds failed to manage anything in reply, running in 4-0 losers at the final whistle.
Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino left the ground at the interval and made it clear to Evans that he was not to address the media following the match, the 53 year-old manager clearly accepting this demand and passing on the responsibility to assistant manager Paul Raynor.
Raynor said to Sky Sports News: “We know you are going to ask questions and we know you want answers.
“We are trying to give answers to the players on what we think of that first-half performance which was absolutely shambolic, not good enough, and certainly not good enough for Leeds United.
“We can’t worry about the chairman. If I was him I would have gone as well to be fair, because he doesn’t want to see his football club playing like that and I don’t blame him for that.”
Should Steve Evans be sacked from Leeds, he would be the sixth manager to leave under a cloud since Cellino took control of the club just over two years ago.