Steve Evans says a coach rejected Leeds due to wages last week

Leeds United

The Leeds boss has been discussing his attempts to recruit new backroom staff.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has revealed he was in talks with a coach about joining his backroom staff last week, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

But Evans says that coach ultimately rejected Leeds as he was demanding too much money.

The Scot is keen on bringing his own men to Elland Road since taking over as boss - primarily players but also in the coaching department.

On this occasion, however, Leeds were left having missed out on their man due to his financial demands.

Evans told BBC Radio Leeds: "I met a guy who I wanted to bring to the coaching staff last week but at the end of it he didn't want to come.

"What we offered him, he wanted a lot more and even I thought that wasn't right."

Whoever Evans employs, of course, might have to put up with a short stay at Elland Road. And the same goes for the man himself.

A big fuss was made about Uwe Rosler's backroom staff but, as soon as the German was fired, his coaches were placed on gardening leave.

Even if Massimo Cellino sells Leeds, meanwhile, it may be possible that the new owners don't agree Evans is the right man to take the club forward.

It's not surprising he is facing setbacks in his early attempts to bring people to the club, then.

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