Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds, Steve Evans has explained how the Leeds players reacted to his appointment as head coach yesterday.
Evans said: “What I would say is, the spirits have been good. There’s no complaints about me from the group I’ve inherited. Certainly no complaints from me about the shape and spirit I’ve found within them. Some players are obviously disappointed to lose a coach, and so they should be.”
Evans arrives at Elland Road as Massimo Cellino’s sixth manager during his short reign in charge of the Whites, looking to improve upon the two victories that Uwe Rosler picked up this season.
He has a squad full of talent at his disposal, and it is expected that Evans will play a no-nonsense style of football which may not bring entertainment, but should bring results.
He would not have been the first job candidate for the job if many fans were heading the search committee, but the players certainly seem welcoming to Evans, if his comments are to be believed.
Obviously they are going to approach their new coach in a professional manner, and although he has admitted that some players are disappointed to have seen Rosler sacked from his role, they are in good spirits ahead of Wednesday’s game against Fulham.
Leeds are currently edging closer and closer to the relegation places in the Championship table, and Evans will be hoping to get his career at Elland Road off to a great start by picking up just their third three points of the season on Wednesday in West London.