Paul Robinson on what new Leeds United manager Steve Evans must do to keep his job

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The former Rotherham manager was only appointed yesterday, but will quickly feel the pressure.

Ex-Leeds United goalkeeper Paul Robinson has suggested Steve Evans will need to win at least two of his first four games in charge of the Whites if he is to remain in the hotseat.

Such is the instability at the club that Massimo Cellino relieving Evans of his duties - should results not pick up over the next month - would not be a surprise in the least.

“I think he needs to (win two of his first four games),” said Robinson on the ‘Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast’ show on talkSPORT this morning (aired at 07:35).

“The way things have been handled, with the previous manager being fired and him taking training the same morning, there’s question marks about that… there’s question marks about whether he’s the right man for the job.”

Evans will have his work cut out to achieve that feat, with a tough run of fixtures coming up for United.

Two away trips – to Fulham and then to Bolton – are up first, before the Whites welcome Blackburn and Cardiff to Elland Road and an improvement on the team’s recent showings are required if results are to go their way.

Leeds managed just two wins in 12 games under Uwe Rosler and for a squad with such potential and current quality, it’s a return that simply wasn’t good enough.

Evans is inheriting a talented bunch with the tools to enjoy a successful campaign and Robinson feels the Leeds fans must, and will, support the new coach.

“… the Leeds fans will get behind him and they’ve got to because they need a man-manager at the moment,” he added.

“They need somebody who can get the best out of the players so why not give him a chance, he’s the man in charge. Everybody wants the same thing so why not give the man a chance.”

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