Steve Evans names two Leeds legends from whom Massimo Cellino gets advice

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Leeds United head coach Steve Evans says that Massimo Cellino speaks to club legends Peter Lorimer and Eddie Gray.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has revealed to The Times that club owner Massimo Cellino regularly speaks to Peter Lorimer and Eddie Gray.

Lorimer and Gray are two of the greatest players in Leeds history and are genuine club legends.

While former attacking midfielder Lorimer was on the books of the West Yorkshire club from 1962 to 1979, ex-winger Gray played for the Whites his entire professional career and was also a manager at Elland Road in the 1980s.

“I meet Lorimer and Gray and become very humble,” Evans told The Times. “I look at Eddie and he looks as if he could play left wing for me on Saturday. Peter is so supportive. Their life has been Leeds United.

"I know the owner speaks to Eddie and Peter on almost a daily basis and seeks their counsel. I’m grateful to both gentlemen that when he sought their counsel on a new manager, they both said I could work.”

It is great of Cellino to get advice and discuss important matters with Lorimer and Gray. The Leeds legend duo know the club inside out, while the Italian entrepreneur has been at Elland Road only since April 2014 (officially).

The Whites are 13th in the Championship table at the moment with 32 points from 25 matches. The West Yorkshire side are nine points behind Ipswich Town, who are currently sixth and occupy the final playoff spot.

Evans’s side will take on Ipswich away from home at Portman Road in the Championship on Tuesday evening.

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