Steve Evans: Jurgen Klopp’s press conference was inspirational

Jürgen Klopp celebrating Bundesliga title

Steve Evans is looking towards Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp as inspiration for his Leeds side.

Evans was named head coach of Leeds earlier this week, and he has been quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post as saying that Jurgen Klopp’s press conferences with Liverpool have been inspirational.

Evans said: “I thought Jurgen Klopp's press conference was inspirational.”

Evans has already mentioned Klopp during his short time as Leeds boss, copying former head coach Uwe Rosler in showing his admiration for the now-Liverpool manager.

It is no surprise that a number of managers want to emulate Klopp, considering he has enjoyed a very successful career, but Evans is not taking it as far as Rosler.

Whilst the former Leeds boss wanted to bring Klopp’s ‘heavy metal football’ to Elland Road, Evans is sticking by the style of play which has served him well during his management career.

He is a simple 4-4-2 boss, who plays attacking football with wingers and a strike partnership, that may not be easy on the eye, but is certainly effective.

Whilst Evans may not be channeling Klopp on the field of play, he certainly shares many similar traits as the Liverpool boss when it comes to his relationship with players.

He is something of a down to earth character, who has built a successful career on being a good motivator, and even in his early days at Leeds it appears as if Evans is already building good relationships with some of his players.

Evans is undoubtedly nowhere near the level of Klopp is, and is never going to reach the German boss’s success, but if he can continue to emulate Klopp’s work off the field of play, Leeds may just have appointed the best head coach for them to get to the Premier League.

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