Steve Evans admits being flattered with Celtic links, but is fully focused on Leeds United

The Scot is a die-hard Celtic fan but is enjoying his time at Leeds United.

Yesterday saw Celtic announce that Ronny Deila would be stepping down from his role as manager of the club at the end of the season.

In the wake of that news plenty of names got put forward as potential options for the Scottish club for next season.

Including that of Leeds United manager Steve Evans.

The Leeds boss is said to be on the shortlist of considerations for the role, as reported by HITC Sport yesterday afternoon.

Today the Leeds boss held his weekly press conference ahead of a weekend meeting with Hull City in the Championship.

Inevitably he was asked about the Celtic manager’s job and although he admitted being flattered by the rumours he insisted that his sole focus was on Leeds United and the end ot their respective campaign.

Sky Sports News HQ (21/04/2016) reported him as saying:

“I think it is flattering for any coach or manager to be linked with any job. But I think you can’t let it take any focus from the job in hand. Our only focus is Hull City on Saturday.

“Celtic is an iconic football club but Leeds United is an iconic football club. So my real focus and only focus is representing this famous badge.

“The only job that appeals to me at the moment is being head coach at Leeds United. I won’t get involved in any speculation.”

Of course the future of Evans is seemingly not secure at Leeds. He is out of contract at the club in the summer and rumours have abounded that controversial owner Massimo Cellino will again change managers at the end of this season.

At which point the Celtic job might appeal to Evans a little more.

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