Steve Evans responds when asked about his contract at Leeds United

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Steve Evans' future at Leeds United is currently up in the air.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has refused to be drawn when asked whether he has been promised a contract by owner Massimo Cellino by Radio Yorkshire.

Evans has consistently stated that Cellino’s first remit for him when he was appointed was to save the club from relegation.

The 53-year-old boss appears to have successfully achieved this objective, but his future is still very much up in the air.

The Daily Mail have suggested that Evans is likely to be sacked in the summer, with Cellino keen to look in another direction.

And when Evans was asked whether he had a clause in his current deal which meant that he would be automatically offered new terms should Leeds avoid relegation he was evasive.

“The situation with my contract is private,” Evans said. “There’s too much being spoken about my contract. It must mean people like you and Phil Hay are applying for the job!

“I love being head coach of this football club and nobody has to tell me what work has to go on in the summer for us to become a promotion contender.”

Evans has improved Leeds’ results since taking charge, but Cellino is not renowned for his patience.

The Italian owner has had a trigger happy approach to appointing managers, and he is believed to have lost faith in Evans after heavy defeats against Brighton & Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town (Daily Mail).

As things stand, Leeds are in 15th place in the Championship table - 11 points above the drop zone.

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