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Steve Evans discusses what Leeds United's former managers have told him about Massimo Cellino

Leeds United hired Steve Evans as their new manager at the start of the week.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has informed the Football League 72 podcast that he has been told Massimo Cellino is a fighter by previous managers of the club. 

Evans was announced as the new manager of Leeds at the start of the week, and he has quickly set about making an impact at Elland Road.

As a result of Cellino's record of sacking managers, there are fears that Evans' stay could also be a short term one.

However, the 52-year-old boss insists that he has heard positive reviews of Cellino from former bosses, and he is only interested in being involved with what happens on the training field, rather than any of the off-the-field activities. 

"The one thing that the previous managers and coaches here have told me, is that the president is an honourable man, but he's a fighter," he said.

"I'll leave him to get involved with his side of the business, but I want to get involved with what happens on the training ground, and the grass, and, ultimately, what happens on the pitch when we represent this wonderful football club."

To stay in the job, Evans will need to win matches on a regular basis, and he has made a good start at the Yorkshire club. 

Leeds took on Fulham in midweek, and although they could only pick up a 1-1 draw, their performance was arguably their best of the season to date. 

The Whites' next match comes against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday, and they will be looking to end their run of four matches without a win. 

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