Leeds United boss Steve Evans explains one essential requirement for new first-team coach

Elland Road East Stand

The Leeds boss says they must live in Leeds - unlike former manager Uwe Rosler.

Leeds United are in action against Blackburn Rovers tomorrow evening at Elland Road.

The game will hopefully see Steve Evans pick up his first win as the new Leeds manager, since taking over from Uwe Rosler earlier this month - when the German became the latest victim of Massimo Cellino's free-wheeling, guillotining chairmanship.

But he still needs to employ a first-team coach at Elland Road.

Of course this can be a sensitive subject at Leeds. Last season saw Neil Redfearn's choice Steve Thompson dragged into the headlines more than his players.

But one thing for sure is that the man Evans brings in will have to up sticks. The Leeds boss says the new first-team coach must be willing to move into Leeds.

He told his pre-Blackburn press conference, as reported by The Yorkshire Evening Post:

"We are talking to a couple of people now. They have to move for Leeds for a start.

"We want them to live in Leeds - to move here - to live and breathe it like I do."

Interestingly, this could also be seen as a thinly-veiled swipe at his predecessor. It has become clear that Evans was not and is not a big fan of Rosler. One criticism of the former Leeds boss was the fact he remained living in Manchester whilst in his job as Leeds boss. Evans clearly feels that was wrong.

Now all that remains to be seen is just who fancies a run at the gauntlet that is Leeds United, one of the biggest and currently least job-safe employment opportunities in English football.

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