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Evans explains what Brian McDermott and Peter Lorimer told him following Leeds appointment

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Steve Evans has spoken to some former Leeds men following his appointed at Elland Road.

Evans was named head coach of Leeds United yesterday, and he has told BBC Radio Leeds that he spoke to both Brian McDermott and Peter Lorimer following his appointment.

When asked for McDermott and Lorimer's advice to him, Evans said: “[McDemott said] Just keep winning football. [Peter Lorimer] said the same thing. He said ‘if you produce a team from the Leeds people they’ll give everything to the cause, and if you can win a game or two you may just be onto something special.”

Evans takes charge of his first Leeds game tomorrow evening, playing away at Fulham hoping to pick up the Whites’ third win of the season in their 12th game.

He has his work cut out, and he would do well to attempt to follow the advice given by both McDermott and Lorimer - just win games!

McDermott hardly did the best job when in charge of Leeds, but he was arguably the best manager to have been in charge of the club since Massimo Cellino has been president, whilst Lorimer was a central part of the greatest time in the club’s history.

They are both people who are well aware of the goings on at Elland Road, and their advice could prove valuable for Evans in the coming weeks.

This is the biggest job the Scottish boss has ever been in - and will likely ever be in - and the pressure on his head to succeed is greater than he would have had to face in any of his other roles.

Evans was a surprising choice when it was revealed he would be taking charge of Leeds following Uwe Rosler’s sacking, and he will be hoping he gets off to a solid start when the Championship returns this week.

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