Evans responds when asked whether Cellino has caused divide amongst Leeds fans

Leeds United

Many Leeds United fans want owner Massino Cellino out of the club.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he doesn't see a divide amongst the club's supporters - as long as they're performing well.

The Whites drew 0-0 at home to Middlesbrough on Monday night, in a performance which showed that they can go toe-to-toe with the league's promotion contenders.

However, before the match started, Leeds fans staged a protest against the club's Italian owner Massimo Cellino, projecting images onto the side of Elland Road calling for Cellino to go.

The Italian has been a controversial figure ever since taking over at Elland Road in 2014, and the constant changing of managers - Brian McDermott, David Hockaday, Darko Milanic, Neil Redfearn, Uwe Rosler and now Steve Evans have all taken charge under Cellino - has seemingly led many fans to the end of their tethers.

Fans chanted against Cellino throughout the Middlesbrough game, but it doesn't look like he will be leaving the club any time soon - and some sections of the Leeds support do still support him.

Now, ahead of this weekend's trip to face Premier League outfit Watford in the FA Cup, Evans has been asked whether he thinks there is now a divide in the Leeds support, between those that support Cellino and those who are against his reign.

Evans has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he believes if Leeds are playing well, the support are a united force despite their views on Cellino - but if Leeds aren't playing well, the fans can grow increasingly frustrated with the state of the club.

"I don’t see a divide when the performance is right," said Evans. "Against Middlesbrough I saw all ends getting behind their team and I’ve always believed that if you put out a team that gives the supporters a reason to keep their focus on that, that’s what they’ll do."

"I find there’s more of a problem when you’re not playing well. There’s more of problem when players are out there and not good enough. That will always be a problem, given the expectation and the history of this club, until we get back to the top level and can attract the top players," he added.

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