Leeds United boss Steve Evans on the advice he got from two Premier League managers

Elland Road pitchside

Leeds United responded to a 4-0 loss to Brighton & Hove Albion last Monday by beating Bolton Wanderers at the weekend.

Manager Steve Evans has told Radio Yorkshire that he listened to advice from two Premier League managers after Leeds United were beaten 4-0 by Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday evening.

Evans did not speak to the press after Leeds were heavily beaten on the south coast, and there was then a media blackout around Elland Road for much of the proceeding week.

The 53-year-old boss did not comment on the defeat until Friday morning, when he held his weekly press conference, and Evans said that he took those actions after seeking advice from more experienced managers at the top level.

“I’ve never seen a reaction to a defeat like that ever,” Evans admitted.

“I had to take the advice of two good managers in the Premier League who said ‘get away from the press, get away from the media because you might do something silly.’

“[They said] just keep your focus, attention to detail and get your togetherness in there.”

Evans was said to be on the brink of the sack by the Daily Mirror, after Leeds lost to Brighton.

However, he was backed publicly by owner Massimo Cellino, and Evans answered his critics by guiding Leeds to a win over Bolton Wanderers last Saturday.

The Whites beat Neil Lennon’s struggling Trotters 2-1, to record just their second win in their last 12 matches.

Leeds’ next match comes against Cardiff City tomorrow evening.

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