Leeds United appointed Steve Evans as head coach yesterday.
Evans was named head coach of Leeds yesterday, and in his first press conference - aired on BBC Radio Leeds - he admitted that he has held talks with head of recruitment Martyn Glover and has already settled upon one or two targets he wants to bring to Elland Road.
Evans said: “I’ve already been working with Martyn Glover in the last few days on the recruitment side, to add to the squad. Myself and Martyn have identified on or two areas, and I’ve identified one or two I’d like to add to the group.”
Leeds completed a wealth of transfer business over the summer, but with Uwe Rosler in charge it was building a squad for how he wanted the team to play.
Evans has come to Elland Road, and has now been forced to change the style of play whilst using the squad he has inherited.
There are some players that are sure to benefit from Evans’ appointment, with the likes of Stuart Dallas and Jordan Botaka likely to flourish in a 4-4-2 system, whilst on-loan winger Will Buckley could also benefit during his short term stay in Yorkshire.
However, Evans is still restricted by what he has inherited, and he has confirmed that he has already held talks with head of recruitment Glover concerning which areas of the squad he would like to improve.
Evans has one or two targets already in mind, and with the loan window open it could be that the recently appointed boss looks to the transfer market straight away. If permanent transfers are the only signings he wants to make, Evans will have to wait until January before he looks to strengthen his squad.