Leeds United boss Steve Evans comments on recent Championship sackings

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The Leeds United boss has turned things around brilliantly at Elland Road.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has offered his sympathies to recently-sacked managers Neil Lennon and Dougie Freedman, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Lennon was dismissed from his role at Bolton Wanderers, while Nottingham Forest wielded the axe on Freedman as the cut-throat nature of football management became all too obvious once again in the Championship this week.

Evans reportedly found himself on the brink of being fired at the end of last month (The Mirror) following a 4-0 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion, where they shipped four first-half goals.

But the Whites have bounced back in style, winning their last three games to alleviate some of the pressure on the Leeds boss, who says that his troops are clearly fully behind him by virtue of their form.

“You go in a job and out of a job and it is an industry where people don’t tend to be around too long. I have the greatest of sympathies with those two guys who have gone this week as I can only imagine what they must feel like," he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“I described Brighton as a hellish 24 hours and very difficult to take. But I had confidence shown in me, not just by the people above me, but by staff and my players and that always gives you a ray of hope.

“And when I have watched the efforts and the desires of the players after going through that, you know you are in the boat together.”

It has been a wonderful turnaround by Evans and co, who host Huddersfield Town in this afternoon's Yorkshire derby at Elland Road.

With 12 points separating them from a playoff spot, it is surely too late for 13th-placed Leeds on that front, but a strong end to the campaign, coupled with a productive summer transfer window, may set them up nicely for next term.

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