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Steve Evans explains fight to land Leeds job; says he has no intention of giving up that opportunity

The Leeds United manager has spoken after his side's weekend win.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has been speaking to the Yorkshire Post about the fight he has had to make it to his current position, and his desire to remain exactly where he is for as long as possible.

Evans’ future looked in doubt after a string of draws were followed by a humiliating 4-0 defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion last week. However owner Massimo Cellino has stuck with him and he was rewarded with a 2-1 victory against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

There is still plenty of work to be done at Elland Road but the win was timely and Evans has since explained what he said to his Bolton counterpart Neil Lennon prior to the match.

“I didn’t arrive at Elland Road on a nice straight path,” Evans told the Yorkshire Post. “I didn’t get handed it because I played in the Premier League.

“As I said to Neil Lennon: ‘You played at the top level, I played at a worse level’. Everything I’ve had I’ve had to fight for and I’m not going to give up the opportunity to be here.”

They are bold words from a man who is never afraid to speak his mind and it is refreshing to hear a manager wearing his heart on his sleeve and admitting how desperate he is to turn things round at a club.

Evans is fully aware of Leeds’ history and with the right additions this summer there is no reason why he cannot inspire a promotion push next season.

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