Former Leeds coach Abbott has been pleased with Evans’ start at Elland Road.
He said: “It’s important when new managers, especially at this club, to get off to a good start. He’s got eight points from his five games, so that’s terrific. That gives you something to build, and buys you a bit of time with everybody.”
Evans has taken charge of five games since being named Leeds head coach, winning two games, drawing two and losing just one.
This is a strong run of results, and although the loss to Blackburn was a truly poor performance, the two draws could so easily have been victories.
There is a more defined style of play being shown by Leeds, and players are growing into Evans’ tactics with each passing game, meaning the Whites are surely only going to continue to improve.
Improvements are clearly still needed, and it has yet to be seen if Evans’ new-look Leeds side can match up to the best sides in the Championship, but all the signs suggest that the Yorkshire club are moving in the right direction since Evans replaced Uwe Rosler as head coach.
Abbott has praised Evans for the points he has picked up in his early games, as it also gives him more time to impose himself at Elland Road, without the fear of being sacked having over his head.