Steve Evans admits conversation with Neil Redfearn following Leeds appointment

Neil Redfearn

Steve Evans has admitted that he has spoken to Neil Redfearn having taken the Leeds job.

New Leeds United boss Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that he has spoken to Neil Redfearn having taken the job at Elland Road.

The chaos under Massimo Cellino continues for Leeds, as the Italian chose to sack manager Uwe Rosler on Monday morning, just five months after appointing him.

The German has become the latest manager to meet Cellino's chopping block, following on from Brian McDermott, David Hockaday, Darko Milanic and Neil Redfearn.

Evans, who left Rotherham last month, will now be hoping for better fortunes than his predecessors, having been appointed until the end of the season in a strange twist of fate.

Evans' replacement at Rotherham is the former Leeds boss Redfearn, meaning the two have essentially swapped places from the final day of last season, where Leeds hosted Rotherham.

At his unveiling to the press earlier today, Evans told BBC Radio Leeds that he has spoken to Redfearn having taken the Leeds job, and says the duo are friends - but will ultimately be looking forward to facing each other.

"Neil's spoken to me during the process of trying himself to get the Rotherham United job, and one or two people at that club did when he was down on the shortlist," said Evans. "He's a good man, I can't sit and say anything different. He's a friend to me, and I'm a friend of his."

"I messaged him all the best, he spoke to me within minutes of being appointed at Rotherham, and Neil's been in touch within minutes of me being appointed here. We'll be looking forward to doing battle - it will be one hell of a game won't it!" he added.

Redfearn was somewhat unlucky to lose his job at Leeds in the first place, but he will be hoping to build on Evans' good work at Rotherham, whilst Evans will be looking to become the manager that Cellino finally puts his long-term belief in at Elland Road.

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