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Bamba explains Leeds boss's best quality; the one thing Rosler never had?

The Leeds captain has been discussing the new manager.

Leeds United skipper Sol Bamba says 'everyone knows' the Yorkshire club need what Steve Evans has in spades - and that's passion, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

Indeed, the 30-year-old centre-back believes Evans is a 'character' and one that has already 'got the lads going.'

Would it be fair to suggest, with the greatest of respect, that that passion and flamboyance was the one thing Uwe Rosler never had?

Bamba told BBC Radio Leeds: "I think he's a character. And we need that at this club. I think everyone knows that.

"He's got the lads going and that's what we need - that passion. The players need to get that, as well. So far, my relationship with him has been good. He deserves a chance; he's the manager now, there's nothing we can do."

What's telling is the immediate impact Evans has made by simply instilling some fire into the belly of the Leeds squad.

Stopping short of repeating an expletive-filled Mike Bassett declaration that he will only play 4-4-2, Evans is exactly the type of man who will take Leeds back to basics, stick two up top and play the kind of football that can win matches in the Championship.

Right now, the odds are hugely stacked against the Whites boss becoming an unlikely hero at Elland Road because, based on the evidence, Massimo Cellino would sack Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger, Pep Guardiola and more within a few weeks of hiring them.

But there's certainly hope after a bright start, thanks to - as Bamba puts it - Evans' passion.

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