Report: Dougie Freedman keen on Leeds return if Steve Evans leaves

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Former Leeds striker Dougie Freedman is believed to be eyeing up the manager's job at Elland Road.

According to The Sun, former Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman is keen on a return to former club Leeds United if Steve Evans leaves Elland Road.

The Whites drew 2-2 at Hull City on Saturday afternoon, meaning it's now four games unbeaten for manager Evans, with Saturday's draw coming off the back of three straight wins.

However, the Scot, who replaced Uwe Rosler as Leeds boss back in October, is out of contract this summer, and there are very few that currently expect him to stay at Elland Road despite propelling the club into the top half of the Championship table.

Chairman Massimo Cellino is still making his decision, but if the Italian does decide to let Evans leave at the end of the season, a number of managers would no doubt relish the chance to manage one of the biggest clubs in England - and Dougie Freedman is believed to be one such manager.

The Sun report that Freedman, who lost his job as Nottingham Forest manager last month, is looking to get back into management, and has his eye on the Leeds job should Evans leave.

Freedman, 41, spent time on loan at Leeds towards the end of the 2007-08 season, scoring six goals in 14 appearances having joined from Crystal Palace.

Since then, the Scot has attempted a career in management, but has a win rate of just 34% over spells in charge of Crystal Palace, Bolton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest - meaning he may not be a popular candidate for Leeds fans, despite his links to the club.

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