Karren Brady comments on Massimo Cellino's latest Leeds United appointment

Elland Road pitchside

West Ham vice-president has given her view on the latest managerial changes at Leeds United.

Karren Brady has told The Sun she believes Steve Evans was an inevitable appointment as Leeds United boss.

She also expressed her opinion that Evans keeping Leeds United up in the Championship could be constituted a success.

Leeds are down in 17th position in the table, with Evans drawing his first two games - unbeaten at least. 

Brady, also a star of The BBC's Apprentice, said: "In the end, Massimo Cellino was always going to choose a fat man in shorts and sombrero as Leeds manager.

"In 18 months as owner, he has already had five and after spotting Steve Evans celebrating Rotherham’s survival in the Championship by wearing joke clothes along the Elland Road touchline, how could a fellow- showman resist?

"What he will wear if Leeds stay up is anyone’s guess. Another guess is whether Evans will survive that long. It is inevitable that chairmen make mistakes over managers. But his record at Leeds and Cagliari isn’t good."

Evans is the former boss of Leeds' Yorkshire competitors Rotherham United, and his fiery persona meant he was not held in high regard by fans ahead of his appointment.

Early on though he has begun to win over the support, with his passion for the game and for success shining through, also bringing back into the side academy star Sam Byram.

Evans' personality may be, as Brady puts it, that of a 'showman', but he has showed real grit to work his way up in management from non-league up to the Championship, and if he can get the side to string together a run of wins, there will be dreams of the play-offs once again.

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