Leeds United should follow in the footsteps of Middlesbrough, Burnley and Brighton & Hove Albion, suggests Steve Evans.
Evans believes that for Leeds to be successful next season and finish in the top six of the Championship, they must follow in the footsteps of Middlesbrough, Brighton & Hove Albion and Burnley.
While Burnley have already gained automatic promotion to the Premier League for the 2016-17 campaign, either Boro or Brighton will join them on Saturday.
Evans has suggested that for Leeds to achieve similar success during the 2016-17 campaign, they need to have stability and proven quality like the Clarets, the Seagulls and Middlesbrough had.
“I believe that if this club are going to get success, we do need stability and we need additional talent so that everyone feels there is an opportunity to have a great season,” the Scotsman told The Yorkshire Post. “That was the feeling at Burnley (last summer) and at Middlesbrough. Same at Brighton.”
Leeds are one of the biggest clubs of England, but they have not featured in the Premier League since 2004.
In recent years, the West Yorkshire outfit have becoming also-rans in the Championship, and this season the Whites will finish outside the top 10.
For Leeds to be successful in the coming years and to return to the Premier League, they need to have stability, both on the pitch and off it.