Steve Evans has his say on Massimo Cellino's U-turn over Leeds United fan takeover

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The Leeds United boss does not want to get involved but says he would be proud to manage Leeds regardless of who the owner is.

Leeds United fans are waking up after the club's first home win at Elland Road in a very long time. But once again they have been hit by breaking news regarding Massimo Cellino.

Despite previously suggesting that he was keen on selling the club to the Leeds United supporters in a takeover the Italian has now backtracked. He still wants to sell the club, but not to the fans.

Now the club's manager Steve Evans has spoken about the news.

He was talking to Sky Sports News today (04/11/2015) on the phone when he was asked about the situation and he made it clear he was not wanting to get involved with the off-field matters:

"The first thing I learned about the takeover from the fans was on Friday with what was in the local media. I have obviously woken up this morning to the news on Sky Sports to that situation with the president may have changed.

"But since I have come into the football club I have never really got involved with it. I have made it absolutely clear since I come in that I only want to be concentrating on the team because at Leeds United the biggest part, that is fundamentally wrong, is that the team has for a consistent period now under-performed for the quality that is in the group."

He went on to speak about the future at Leeds, insisting that not matter who is in charge at Elland Road he would be proud to coach the Championship side:

"I don't really get involved with it. Whoever owns Leeds United Football Club then Steve Evans will be very honoured to be their manager or coach.

"The Leeds United supporters or Mr Cellino, whoever is the owner, it's my job to represent the badge so to speak and be in charge of a group of players and staff that is trying to win football matches.

"At the end of the day the most important thing is winning matches for supporters that are there forever."

This statement certainly follows what has been Evans' party line since becoming the Leeds boss. He does not want to be drawn into the circus off the pitch, instead wanting to focus on events that happen once 11 men cross that white line.

That can hopefully keep the Leeds players focused on results rather than the drama surrounding Cellino.

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