Darragh MacAnthony responds when asked whether he's spoken to Leeds United boss Steve Evans about Peterborough United job

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has become one of the favourites to take over at Peterborough United.

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony says that he has not spoken to Leeds United boss Steve Evans about the manager’s job at the ABAX Stadium.

After Posh sacked Graham Westley earlier in the week, Evans immediately became one of the bookies’ favourites to take over.

Evans odds have continued to shorten throughout the week, and he is now the second favourite to take over at Posh - after current caretaker boss Grant McCann.

Evans and MacAnthony are known to have a good relationship, and the 53-year-old boss also owns a house in the Peterborough

MacAnthony has also confirmed that Posh would be willing to go for a manager in work, which is a change of approach from the club’s last two appointments.

Evans is currently doing an impressive job at Leeds, but his future remains uncertain.

The Scot’s contract at Elland Road is due to expire at the end of the season, and he has not been handed a new deal yet.

MacAnthony, however, insists that he has not opened discussions with Evans over the Posh job yet.

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