Leeds legend Whelan has commented on Steve Evans being appointed Leeds boss.
When asked if Evans can be a success with Leeds, Whelan said: “Only time will tell, he’s not a lot of people’s cup of tea. But it seems to me as if this is something that has been in the pipeline before today. It would have been a bit of a shock to fans waking up today to hear Steve will be Leeds manager.”
Evans was a surprising choice to name head coach of the Whites considering his less than stellar career.
The Whites currently sit in 18th place in the league table after 11 games, having picked up just two victories, and Evans really needs to be achieving a top half finish.
There may be no ambitions of achieving promotion this season, but president Massimo Cellino will hardly want to see his team in the bottom half of the table, and Evans has his work cut out to achieve that aim.
He will be aware that Cellino has a trigger finger when it comes to managers, and Evans will need to be at the top of his game if he wants to keep his job for more than a few months.