Leeds boss Steve Evans in frame for Celtic job

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HITC Sport understands the Leeds United boss is in the frame for the Celtic job in the summer.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has emerged as a contender for the manager's job at Celtic this summer following the announcement of Ronny Deila's departure, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the potential deal.

Deila and Celtic announced on Wednesday that the Norwegian would depart Celtic Park at the end of the season after two years in charge at the Scottish giants.

Celtic claimed it was Deila's decision to step down with the news coming just three days after their Scottish Cup semi-final defeat to arch-rivals Rangers.

Celtic are now beginning their search for Deila's replacement with the likes of Neil Lennon and David Moyes both in the frame.

However, Evans is also understood to be a target for Celtic the the Leeds boss having admirers in the corridors of power at Celtic.

Evans' future at Leeds has been the subject of speculation again in recent weeks with owner Massimo Cellion refusing to rule out appointing a new manager at Elland Road at the end of the season.

Evans became the sixth first-team boss of Cellino’s two-year reign as owner last October and he is currently the longest serving head coach under the Italian, but Cellino is yet to make any move towards extending the 53-year-old’s rolling deal.

Evans, who replaced Uwe Rosler in October, has successfully steered Leeds clear of the Championship drop zone, but he has been unable to lead the club into play-off contention even though he could still guide them to their best league finish in five years after a recent good run of form.

Evans is a lifelong Celtic fan and has never hidden his desire to one day manage the club and that could make him an attractive proposition to the club's hierarchy as they look to restore passion to the side for next season ahead of Rangers' return to the Scottish Premiership.

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