Steve Evans concedes he'll never be Leeds' best ever coach but insists no-one could care more about the job

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Evans has endured a mixed start to life with the Championship club.

Steve Evans has admitted that he will never be considered as the best coach that Leeds United have had in their history, but he hinted that no-one would try harder than him at Elland Road, the Yorkshire Evening Post reports.

The former Rotherham boss has had a mixed time at the club, and came under fire after the Whites' dreadful first-half showing against Brighton last month. And while he conceded that he is unlikely to be put alongside the likes of Don Revie and Howard Wilkinson in the pantheon of great managers in the team's history, he did suggest that he would do everything in his power to try.

"I'll never be the best head coach Leeds United have but I'll certainly care more than any," he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Although United are closer to the bottom three than the top six, as Evans alluded to, his effort can certainly not be questioned.

And having taken over midway through the campaign, he perhaps deserves some time, including the duration of a summer transfer window, to implement the change that he feels is going to see the club promoted.

While he rightly came under the microscope following the performance against the Seagulls, he has arguably done enough during his first few months in the job to suggest that he deserves the backing to try and do what Simon Grayson, Neil Warnock, Brian McDermott and several others have been unable to do and get United back into the Premier League.

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