Steve Evans on first meeting with Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino

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Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino and Steve Evans met for the first time 10 days ago.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has revealed details of his first meeting with Massimo Cellino to the Daily Mail

Evans met with Cellino for the first time the day after Leeds had lost at home to Brighton & Hove Albion, with the Italian owner wanting to find out if the 52-year-old would be interested in becoming the Whites' boss. 

At this time, Uwe Rosler's fate was not publicly known, but Cellino insisted to Evans that the German had been informed of his sacking. 

"It was the Sunday, I usually go out for Sunday lunch with the family at 1pm, but I told my wife we'd go at 4pm because I didn't think I would be spending too long in Leeds," Evans said. "I got there and drove around the stadium twice, I was so excited.

"I met with Mr Cellino but said I wouldn't talk about anything with him unless I knew there was a vacancy. He assured me the situation had been dealt with, so I felt my conscience was clear, I'm not the kind of guy who treats fellow managers badly.

"It was an intensive interview but it felt more like a chat. No agents, just me and him - nobody else."

Evans took over from Rosler with the Yorkshire side in poor form, and having lost their previous three matches.

The former Rotherham United manager has made an encouraging start at Elland Road, but he is still searching for his first win.

Leeds have drawn with Fulham and Bolton Wanderers in Evans' opening two matches, but they have their first home game under his regime coming up.

Leeds take on Blackburn Rovers on Thursday evening, and a victory in the fixture could take them up 14th place in the Championship table. 

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