Ian Holloway claims Steve Evans is winning at Leeds United

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Leeds United are currently in 17th place in the Championship table.

Ian Holloway has told Sky Sports, before their coverage of Leeds United’s match against Brighton & Hove Albion, that manager Steve Evans is ‘winning’ at Elland Road.

Evans has been handed a tough test at the Yorkshire club, as he looks to guide the club forward, while fans protest about Massimo Cellino’s ownership.

The Italian chairman has aggravated Leeds fans, who have accused him of failing to deliver on grandiose promises that he made when he first took charge.

Cellino has had a trigger-happy approach to managers throughout his time at Elland Road, but Holloway believes that Evans may have won the owner around.

The former Queens Park Rangers boss claims that the fact that Evans was able to bring in Liam Bridcutt and Toumani Diagouraga in the January transfer window, proves that Evans has asserted his authority over Cellino so far.

“I think he’s winning because he’s brought in two magnificent signings, in Bridcutt and Diagouraga,” Holloway said.

“I think they have given them a whole new balance. The chairman must have let him do that, because they’re not the chairman’s signings. They’re Steve’s.”

Despite Holloway’s words, Evans has not been far from away from criticism at Leeds during his time in charge so far.

The 53-year-old seems to be losing support by the match, and Leeds’ most recent 4-0 loss to Brighton has sparked outrage.

There were reports that Evans could have been sacked after the defeat (Daily Mirror), but so far Cellino has kept hold of the former Rotherham United manager, even going as far to offer him a vote of confidence.

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