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A year ago Steve Evans commented on Massimo Cellino's influence at Leeds United

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A year is a long time in football, but it has been more eventful at Leeds United than at most clubs.

Following Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino’s confirmation to the BBC that Steve Evans will replace Uwe Rosler as manager at Elland Road, the club’s fans may be interested to know what their new gaffer said about the Italian just last year.

In an interview with the Yorkshire Evening Post back in October 2014, then-Rotherham United manager Evans explained how his working relationship with Millers chairman Tony Stewart differed from the goings on at Elland Road.

At the time, Darko Milanic was in charge at Leeds, but he would not last much longer before being replaced by Neil Redfearn, who in turn was moved on in favour of Rosler.

The merry-go-round continues, but just over a year ago it seemed Evans would never consider taking such a role.

“If you take the job under Massimo, you know the rules,” Evans told the YEP. “He picks the players, you coach the players.

“My interest is the Millers and I pick the players, whether they come, whether they go and our chairman supports that. The minute he doesn’t support it, I go.”

As we all know Evans has since moved on, but what a difference a year makes with the 52-year-old seemingly happy to accept the change in managerial style he appeared to criticise just a brief time ago.

It will be interesting to see how this one plays out, but as it is Leeds it is sure to be eventful…

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