Leeds United boss Steve Evans comments on David Moyes speculation; jokes about another manager

Elland Road pitchside

The Leeds United manager will have woken up to rumours linking another man with his job, but he commented on the speculation calmly.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has been speaking to BBC Radio Yorkshire about the rumours linking David Moyes with the managerial post at Elland Road.

Evans only recently replaced Uwe Rosler after the latter struggled to make an impact at the Whites, but the former Rotherham United manager got over a tricky start of his own to secure back-to-back victories prior to the international break.

Those wins against Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town came at the best possible time for a Leeds side that suddenly looks on the up, but a recent report from the Mirror claimed Leeds would target Moyes as their new boss if Steve Parkin was successful in a mooted takeover.

On Thursday morning Evans held a press conference ahead of his side’s specially arranged friendly against League Two side Wycombe Wanderers on Friday, and unsurprisingly he was asked about the rumours.

“I’ve said I’m not going to get involved in any off-field matters,” Evans told BBC Radio Yorkshire. “They said big Moyesey has been linked and I know David extremely well. I grew up playing with David; we’re distant friends if I could choose that phrase appropriately.

“I’m a big man and if there is someone better for the club than me and that’s what the people above me think then all I can do is try to win football matches for this club.”

In truth it would be a foolish decision to replace Evans at this stage, with his Leeds squad clearly buying into his ethos and producing the results on the pitch. But as is his way, he could not help but joke about the situation.

“I was pleased to see David linked with it and not Jose Mourinho,” Evans said. “I think all the ladies in Leeds would like Jose Mourinho to be the coach.”

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