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Steve Evans on what he learned from recent conversation with Leeds United supporters

Leeds United boss Steve Evans' future is still unknown.

Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that he has had conversations with Leeds United supporters who are desperate for him to stay on as manager.

Evans’s future at Elland Road is in doubt, with his contract set to expire in the summer.

The 53-year-old has not been presented with a new deal yet, and the Daily Mail have suggested that he could be replaced by owner Massimo Cellino.

The Italian chairman is said to have been unconvinced by Evans’ management, even though he has guided the Whites up the Championship table.

Leeds are currently in 12th place in the second tier, but their improvement has reportedly not been enough to impress Cellino.

The progression that the Yorkshire side have made does seem to convinced some supporters that Evans is the right man for the job, though.

The former Rotherham United’s boss’s appointment was not greeted positively by most supporters of Leeds, but there is a growing opinion that he should be handed a new contract.

And Evans believes that he may well have started to win over some of his doubters.

“I can’t be the judge of what others say,” the Leeds boss said. “I listen to some very dedicated sponsors and supporters of this club, who said that I wouldn’t have been their choice when I got the job, but after six or seven months they wouldn’t want anyone else here.

“They’ve seen some stability and passion on and off the pitch. They’ve seen togetherness. So I listen to that and I think I’ve changed some [opinions].”

Evans has promised that he will ensure Leeds are in the promotion race next season if he is given a new deal. 

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