Ian Holloway comments on Evans’ start at Leeds; critical of Cellino’s work

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Steve Evans has made a solid start as Leeds United manager.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Ian Holloway has given his thoughts on Steve Evans’ start at Leeds United, whilst criticising the managerial confusion that Massimo Cellino has brought to the club.

When asked about Evans’ time at Elland Road, Holloway said: “Let’s hope he lasts longer than the other lot. I think they’ve had six managers in 20 months. That’s just scary. What chance have managers got at Leeds with an owner, who meddles in the manager’s duties? There is nothing worse than an owner coming down at half-time. It undermines the manager. Steve Evans is doing as well as he could under the circumstances.”

Holloway has praised Evans for doing as well as he can in the circumstances which he arrived at Elland Road, having picked up four wins and three draws from his 10 games in charge.

It is an impressive record, and with seven points from the last three games, it appears as if Evans has brought some stability back to Leeds after all the craziness surrounding Uwe Rosler’s sacking.

Whilst Evans has been praised by Holloway, he has been critical of the work Cellino has done since taking charge of the Yorkshire club, having gone through a number of managers in his tenure as self-titled president.

Cellino has pulled and pushed with Leeds, making decisions and reversing them in the space of days, and even his appointment of Evans was criticised.

However, Evans has managed to build a professional and working relationship with Cellino, and if the results continue in their positive manner, he should have no fears about losing his job in the coming months.

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