Leeds United fans react on Twitter to Steve Evans press conference: Is he winning over his doubters?

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Steve Evans made a positive early impression at his first press conference as Leeds boss.

Former Rotherham United boss Steve Evans was the last name anybody expected to see announced as Leeds United head coach this week - except crucially club owner Massimo Cellino.

The Italian sacked Uwe Rosler on Monday and swiftly replaced him with Evans, who left the Millers last month.

Evans' spiky personality and aggression have led to him becoming a figure of fun for opposition fans, but he is not a manager lacking in self confidence, and may have begun to win over Leeds supporters by making a positive first impression at his opening press conference.

When his appointment was announced, fans reacted angrily and with disbelief, but he may be winning a few over, or at least supporters are begrudgingly realising they need to get behind him for the good of the club.

He told The BBC he has no intention of changing, stating: "I know what comes with being the head coach of this club. I have a big responsibility so I need to do some things differently - but I will still be me.

"I will be a manager of Leeds United that opposition players and management won't like."

Results will help turn his perception around further, and to this end the only way appears to be up. Predecessor Uwe Rosler only managed two victories in 11 games, and left after three successive losses.

This may just have been his most important quote - which will define him one way or another if he can or cannot live up to it: "The Leeds fans can get ready for winning football because that is going to come."

Leeds travel to Fulham on Wednesday evening, a ground at which they won last season, and will be hoping for a repeat.

Here is a look at how fans reacted to Evans' opening press conference, and how he has begun to win over a few of the club's supporters...

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