Report claims Steve Evans faces Leeds sack, Paul Raynor doesn't blame Cellino for leaving early

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Reports suggest Steve Evans may have managed his final game in charge of Leeds United.

According to The Mirror, Steve Evans could be sacked by Leeds United after their 4-0 defeat away at Brighton and Hove Albion.

Evans watched his side crumble at the Amex Stadium, as two goals from Tomer Hemed either side of a deflected Sam Baldock strike put Brighton 3-0 up, and Lewis Dunk headed home from a corner to make it 4-0 after 37 minutes.

It could have been worse for Leeds but 4-0 is how it finished, after Leeds' worst first half showing under Evans during his time in the Elland Road dugout.

The Scot has been in charge for just over four months now having replaced Uwe Rosler - who was ironically sacked after a defeat against Brighton - back in October, but his time could be coming to an end.

The Mirror report that Evans is on the brink of being sacked tonight after that heavy defeat at Brighton, with chairman Massimo Cellino far from impressed with his side's display.

Controversial owner Cellino has already been through Brian McDermott, David Hockaday, Darko Milanic, Neil Redfearn and Uwe Rosler, but Evans could be the latest managerial departure to join that list if that report is to be believed.

The Mirror also carry quotes from Evans' assistant Paul Raynor, who described the performance as 'shambolic' - and says he doesn't even blame Cellino for angrily leaving the game at half time, which is more fuel to the fire that Evans is on his way out of Elland Road.

"It was simply ­shambolic," said Raynor. "The manager is in there dissecting it with the players. I don’t blame Cellino walking out. He doesn’t want to be sat there watching that. It was ­unacceptable," he added.

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