Sky: Massimo Cellino orders Leeds United boss' decision

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Angry Leeds owner reportedly told Steve Evans not to speak to the media.

Leeds United suffered a woeful defeat against Brighton and head coach Steve Evans did not speak to the media after the fame.

The Whites were 4-0 down at half-time, which is how the result finished, and to the astonishment of many, nobody from the club fronted up after the final whistle.

SkySports have claimed this is a decision made by owner Massimo Cellino, who ordered the head coach not to do any media duty.

Cellino was at the fixture, but pundit Ian Holloway told Sky Sports 1 during the televised post match segment that the Italian left the Amex Stadium at half-time.

BBC Radio Leeds pundit Noel Whelan told the station the decision about media duty was made at this point. He said: "I've been told by Sky, Cellino has told Evans not to do any press. That was at half-time apparently."

After such a terrible result it is galling for supporters to have nobody come out and explain the performance, while Evans should have been able to explain his selection decisions, which saw two right-backs selected.

Owner Massimo Cellino has a history of sacking bosses and whether Evans' job is at risk is unclear, but the owner is evidently not happy, and with his past track record, anything is possible.

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