Evans responds to claims Cellino came into Leeds dressing room at half-time against QPR

Steve Evans has denied reports Massimo Cellino came into the Leeds United dressing room at half time against QPR.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has re-affirmed his stance that he has total control of first team selection at the club, speaking to BBC Radio Leeds.

He was responding to reports in The Mirror at the start of the weekend which claimed owner Massimo Cellino went into the dressing room at half-time against QPR a week earlier, and told Evans to change tactics. Leeds lost the game 1-0.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds after the victory over Hull on Saturday, Evans rejected the claims as false.

He said: "If Mr Cellino came into the dressing room and told me to change tactics, I'd get a taxi and go home.

"He's never done it. I don't know if he's ever done it before, because I can only speak from when I arrived. I've found him to be outstandingly supportive."

Negative stories about Leeds were swirling all week in the lead up to the game, and the victory at the weekend eases the pressure on Evans and his players.

Frustratingly Leeds remain in 17th place in the Championship despite the win, increasing the onus on the club to use it as a springboard to kick on and climb up the table during a crucial month.

 

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