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Cellino criticises Steve Evans, answers whether Cannavaro will become Leeds manager

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Massimo Cellino has criticised Leeds boss Steve Evans for talking too much.

Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino has told The Telegraph that Steve Evans needs to 'learn to shut his mouth' - but Fabio Cannavaro won't be replacing him.

The controversial Cellino, 59, has become the pantomime villain at Elland Road, having been embroiled in a number of off-field incidents, as well as going through a number of managers.

Brian McDermott, David Hockaday, Darko Milanic, Neil Redfearn and Uwe Rosler have all lost their jobs under the infamous 'Coach Eater' Cellino, whose sacking record is well documented - and now, current boss Evans may be fearing for his own future.

Brought in after Rosler's departure in October, the former Rotherham United boss has kept Leeds in the Championship this season, but questions remain about his long-term future at Elland Road, given that his contract expires this summer.

Cellino has been speaking to The Telegraph about the current situation at Elland Road, and admitted that he has told Evans to stop talking so much in the press, but the Scot keeps talking and talking - leaving Cellino to urge him to 'learn to shut his mouth'.

The brutally honest Italian was then asked about the possibility of Italy's 2006 World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro coming in to replace Evans, after reports from the Daily Mail claimed that he was in line for the Elland Road job - but Cellino claims there is no chance of Cannavaro becoming Leeds manager.

"I’m 100 per cent not looking to appoint Cannavaro as manager," said Cellino. "There’s not one chance. [Evans] talks too much. He has to learn to shut his mouth. I’ve told him so many times to stop, you have no idea. But he doesn’t," he added.

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