Massimo Cellino comments on Steve Evans' style

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Steve Evans was appointed as Leeds United's new manager today.

Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino has accused the team of not trying hard enough to win on numerous occasions this season, in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Cellino sacked Uwe Rosler as Leeds boss earlier today, replacing him with Steve Evans, and he felt that the German manager was too content to settle for a point.

Leeds have already drawn five of their first 11 Championship matches, and he wants to see Evans instil some more fight in the team, having given him the job. 

“Steve Evans, he has aggression and he will make this team fight," he said. "If you don’t fight you don’t expect to win anything. In too many games and in too many draws we didn’t try to win. We didn’t try enough. I’m not blaming only Uwe. I’m not saying he’s a bad coach. This is my mistake too.”

Rosler's Leeds team were difficult to beat, but they did struggle to pick up wins over the early period of the season.

In their opening 11 Championship matches Leeds were only victorious twice, and that ultimately proved costly for Rosler, who leaves after less than five months in charge. 

Evans takes over Leeds with the team sitting in 18th place in the table, and they have lost their last three matches on the bounce.

Evans will take charge of his first game for the Whites on Wednesday night, when they take on Fulham at Craven Cottage. 

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