Alan McInally and Iain Dowie comment on Evans' arrival at Leeds, plea made to Cellino

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Two Sky Sports pundits have commented on Steve Evans' arrival at Leeds United.

Pundits Alan McInally and Iain Dowie told Sky Sports that they believe Steve Evans can do a good job at Leeds United - but needs backing from Massimo Cellino.

This week saw the latest chapter of the Cellino era unfold as manager Uwe Rosler was sacked after just five months in the job, with the German becoming the fifth manager to leave Elland Road since Cellino's arrival in 2014.

No sooner had the dust settled on Rosler's exit had Cellino already brought in his replacement, with Steve Evans coming in to the Elland Road dugout in something of a surprise move.

The Scot had left Yorkshire rivals Rotherham United last month, and has been handed an immediate return to management with Leeds United - and his time at Elland Road got off to solid start on Wednesday night with a 1-1 draw away at Fulham.

Evans' appointment has caused a real stir, and Sky Sports pundits Alan McInally and Iain Dowie had their say on the matter, with McInally stating that Cellino and Evans could be a marriage made in heaven, whilst Dowie noted the young talent at Evans' disposal, but called for more investment from Cellino.

"I'm not surprised that Steve took the job, because he loves a challenge," said McInally. "He's done a fantastic job wherever he's gone. He'll get a reaction, I know he hasn't spent a lot of time with the team, but I think he'll do alright, I really do. Whilst Massimo Cellino has his own quirks, Steve is the same. It will be either be a match made in heaven or they'll be at each other."

"With Cook, Mowatt and Taylor the left back, they have some of the best young talent in the Championship, and Steve needs put his faith in those outstanding young players. If it is a marriage made in heaven, who knows where this could go? It's an amazing club, Steve's a very good manager, he's got some great young talent, but there needs to be some investment - and investment that represents the size of the club," added Dowie.

Cellino did sanction big moves for the likes of Stuart Dallas, Jordan Botaka and Chris Wood over the summer, whilst the loan move for Will Buckley won't have come cheap either, so the notion that Leeds haven't spent money may be a stretch.

However, with Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt and Charlie Taylor all coming up through the ranks, Evans does have some talented young players at his disposal, and they should become key players for his Leeds team over the coming months - or however long he lasts under Cellino.

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