Evans' response when asked about Cellino protests, explains what they've discussed

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The Leeds head coach has been discussing the Italian.

Leeds United head coach says he has not spoken to owner Massimo Cellino about supporter protests against the Italian, according to BBC Football.

Indeed, fans bought advertising space outside Elland Road last week urging Cellino to sell the club.

But Evans says he has only talked football with the owner since.

The Scot is quoted as saying by the BBC: "I have not spoken to Cellino about Monday's protest but has talked to him many times this week on football and plans for Watford."

Evans has been a loyal servant to Cellino in terms of his public interviews and press conferences since he took over at Leeds United.

That, of course, is in stark contrast to his attitude last season while he was Rotherham United boss - and the pair shared a war of words.

Leeds' FA Cup clash at Watford this weekend is a great opportunity for the Whites to make something of their season. Mid-table at best looks like United's current aim in the Championship but reaching the cup quarter-finals would be memorable indeed in Yorkshire.

The odds are stacked against Leeds, with the Hornets a team in form.

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