Is this clear evidence Cellino has put all his faith in Evans?

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The Leeds boss has firmly stamped his authority at Elland Road.

Steve Evans has only been at Leeds United since October but that's already longer than some of his predecessors - and he's already been afforded far more by owner Massimo Cellino than any other United head coaches.

Indeed, the amount of transfer activity at Leeds since Evans' arrival is clear evidence the Italian has put all his faith behind the Scot.

Under Neil Redfearn, Cellino was reluctant to conduct any business in the market. The pair's eventual falling out was a good explanation as to why.

Uwe Rosler, meanwhile, was given some leeway and did make several signings. But there has been real change under Evans.

Those the Leeds boss doesn't consider good enough have either left or are being linked with moves away - he has been unequivocal in some cases.

The two names Evans claims he insisted on recruiting as soon as he arrived, moreover (Liam Bridcutt and Toumani Diagouraga), have both duly made their way to Elland Road.

Cellino and Evans are both big personalities and many feared a recipe for disaster in that respect. It could still end in tears for the Whites - one can imagine the Scot simply walking out if his demands aren't met one day. But, right now, things are working for Leeds and their owner clearly has a lot of respect for Evans' decision making.

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