Leeds manager Steve Evans wants to see Alan Curbishley back in the game


The Leeds United boss has been speaking about the former Charlton Athletic and West Ham United gaffer.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has been speaking to Sky Sports News about the vacant manager’s position at Fulham, tipping former West Ham United and Charlton Athletic boss Alan Curbishley for the role.

The BBC reported earlier this week that Curbishley had refused to rule himself out of the running for the Cottagers post, and it would be a welcome return for a man who previously worked wonders at The Valley before a less successful spell at Upton Park.

Speaking to Sky Sports News at 10:00am on Wednesday morning, Leeds boss Evans said, “Everyone in football would like to see Alan Curbishley go back in and get an opportunity. I think he had a lot of unfinished business at Charlton, perhaps he was unlucky at West Ham.”

Evans himself knows all too well what it can mean when a club takes a chance on you. After all, he has recently replaced Uwe Rosler at Elland Road and after a poor start he has got Leeds playing well…and securing positive results in the process.

A 1-0 victory against Cardiff City was followed by a 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town last weekend, and while the international break has come at the worst possible time Leeds will be hoping to keep the momentum going with a specially arranged friendly against League Two side Wycombe Wanderers on Friday evening.

And who knows…if Evans gets his wish Curbishley could be testing himself against Leeds further down the line.

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