Leeds manager Steve Evans comments on speculation Massimo Cellino has lined up his replacement

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Leeds United continue to make headlines with their current manager's position questioned in the media.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has been speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post about a recent report from the Daily Mail suggesting he would be sacked before the start of next season.

The report claimed Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has already lined up a replacement for Evans, although the 53-year-old may see out the rest of the campaign.

So what did Evans think of the latest claims? Unsurprisingly he gave them short shrift when questioned on Wednesday morning.

“I treat stories like that with the contempt they deserve,” the Leeds boss told the YEP. “My only focus is on preparing the team for Rotherham.

Leeds saw their three-match winning streak come to an end last weekend when they crashed to a 4-1 defeat against Huddersfield Town, and Evans will have to wait patiently for the opportunity to put that right with the international break coming at the worst possible time.

Leeds take on Evans’ former club Rotherham at the start of April and if the Whites win that one they will still have hopes of a top-10 finish; an achievement that should be applauded considering the manager’s remit when he first arrived at the club.

Whatever happens between now and the end of the season, expect the speculation surrounding Evans to continue; unfortunately that is just the way of it at Leeds right now.

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