Leeds United fans react to Dougie Freedman speculation

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Dougie Freedman is reportedly interested in becoming the Leeds United head coach next season.

Leeds United fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to give their reaction to speculation linking Dougie Freedman with the head coach role.

According to a recent report in The Sun, Freedman wants to take charge of the West Yorkshire outfit for next season.

“Dougie Freedman is taking a keen interest in his old club Leeds United,” stated the report. “It is an open secret that Steve Evans’ days are numbered.”

Steve Evans is in charge of Leeds at the moment, but his future at the Championship outfit is unclear.

The Scotsman, though, is doing a decent job at Elland Road, with the Whites still in with a chance of finishing in the top 10 of the league table this season.

Freedman is without a managerial job at the moment, having been sacked by Championship outfit Nottingham Forest last month following a run of disappointing results.

The Scotsman was appointed the Forest manager in February 2015 following the departure of Stuart Pearce.

The former Crystal Palace and Bolton Wanderers boss, who had a loan spell at Leeds as a player in 2008, guided the Reds to 14th in the league table last season.

Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to have their say on the speculation that Freedman wants to become the club’s new head coach, with Whites’ supporters also posting their comments on HITC Sport.

Judy: “Cellino should show us he is not completely bonkers and give Steve Evans at least another year and let him bring in some players he thinks will do a job for us. He deserves that. If we have to start with another new ‘head coach’ we will be back at square one and probably get relegated next season.”

Bruce: “What would be the stupid, ridiculous point of sacking Evans and getting him?”

Paul Cranswick: “I think many of us wouldn't have chosen Steve Evans but unless someone comes along with a big cheque book he has just about earned the right to have a real go at the job next season.

“Nigel Pearson, David Moyes, David O'Leary, Gus Poyet, Chris Wilder, Glenn Hoddle, Alex Sabella, Martin O'Neill would all represent a step up but I don't see them wanted to come to us with Massimo ruling the roost.

"Give Evans a full season next season and I think he could get us close to the Premier league - at least they are starting to pass the ball and work as a unit.”

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