Sky share what Cellino told them about Evans' future, and Leeds' summer spending plans

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Sky Sports have spoken to Massimo Cellino, and Steve Evans appears set to stay at Leeds United.

According to Sky Sports (14:47pm), Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has told them that manager Steve Evans will not be sacked following the 4-0 defeat to Brighton on Monday.

Two goals from Tomer Hemed and a strike each from Sam Baldock and Lewis Dunk had promotion-chasing Brighton 4-0 up inside 37 minutes at the Amex Stadium, and could have even scored more in the second half.

Such a heavy, embarrassing defeat sparked suggestions that Evans could become the latest manager to lose the Leeds job under chairman Massimo Cellino, following on from Brian McDermott, David Hockaday, Darko Milanic, Neil Redfearn and Uwe Rosler.

However, Sky Sports report that controversial and ultimately unpopular chairman Cellino has told them that Evans' position as Leeds manager is safe, having only been appointed back in October.

Evans' deal only runs until the end of the season so Cellino may have a big decision on his hands over whether to extend that, but he has given an insight into the club's plans for the summer transfer window.

Sky Sports also reveal that Cellino told them he plans to invest in the squad this summer, with Leeds desperately needing a major injection of quality before the start of next season.

Cellino also apologised to the travelling Leeds fans who had to sit through their heaviest defeat of the season, but it seems that Evans will avoid the sack and be given the chance to redeem himself against struggling Bolton Wanderers this weekend.

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