Noel Whelan believes Massimo Cellino has already made decision on Steve Evans

The future of the Leeds United head coach is in doubt.

Leeds United suffered defeat against Rotherham United in an eventful game this afternoon, in which both teams had a player sent off and Giuseppe Bellusci ended up in goal for Leeds.

The 2-1 defeat at the New York Stadium was Leeds’ second league defeat on the bounce and it comes amid continued talk of Steve Evans leaving the club at the end of the season.

The former Rotherham boss is out of contract in June and it has been rumoured recently that maverick Leeds owner Massimo Cellino was considering a new manager for next season.

Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan has made his feelings clear on the future of Evans.

Speaking as part of the BBC Radio Leeds coverage of the game Whelan made it clear that he feels Cellino has already made his mind up, and that Evans will be sent packing in the summer:

“I think, deep down, Cellino has made his mind up on Steve Evans.

“He sticks to his guns and there’s no real changing on that matter. It can’t do Steve any harm, if he has a really strong end to the season.

“It gives him a chance to strengthen his claim to a new contract when the season ends.”

If Evans does move on it would be yet another managerial change at Leeds under Cellino.

Brian McDermott, Dave Hockaday, Darko Milanic, Neil Redfearn and Uwe Rosler have all been and gone under Cellino’s rule and Evans would make it six.

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