Leeds United boss Steve Evans gives details of his recent meetings with Massimo Cellino

Elland Road pitchside

Leeds United have lost just one of their opening five matches with Steve Evans in charge.

Steve Evans has told Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday, which was broadcast on November 14th, that he speaks with Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino on a frequent basis, but their chats are always focused around players.

Cellino’s ownership at Leeds has been highly controversial, and supporters have voiced their discontent towards the Italian in recent matches.

However, Evans insists that he does not want to get involved with off-the-field matters, and he only speaks with Cellino about football, when they meet up.

“I see the president most days, certainly three or four evenings a week,” Evans said. "All we talk about is players. I’ve made it clear I don’t want to talk about anything off the field, but he’s very ambitious to win football matches.

“He’s put an incredible amount of money into the football club, that’s just a fact. I’m sure he’ll step forward [in January], we’re working on two or three players.”

One of the players Leeds are trying to sign is said by the Yorkshire Evening Post to be Liam Bridcutt, but no deal has been completed yet.

As a result, Evans could be forced to go with what he has at Elland Road for the time being – but he has already sparked an improvement in the current squad.

Leeds have lost just one of the first five matches Evans has taken charge of, and they look to be a team thriving under his leadership.

Leeds have moved up to 15th in the Championship table since Evans’ arrival, and they return to action after the international break with a match against Rotherham United.

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