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Steve Evans drops hint about his Leeds future, still waiting for Cellino's decision

Steve Evans saw his Leeds side draw 1-1 against Preston today.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that he has a feeling he won't be the club's manager much longer after the 1-1 with Preston North End today.

Evans saw his side take the lead at Deepdale with Chris Wood converting a second-half penalty, but a terrible error from Scott Wootton handed Jordan Hugill the chance to equalise for North End in the dying embers of the game.

The Championship season is now over for Leeds, but the future of manager Evans certainly hasn't been decided just yet as the Scot is forced to wait and wait for a decision from chairman Massimo Cellino.

Evans arrived as Leeds boss back in October following Uwe Rosler's departure, and has delivered on the remit put before him - keep Leeds in the Championship.

However, his short-term contract runs out this summer, and notoriously trigger happy chairman Cellino has still yet to make a decision about Evan's future at Elland Road.

An emotional, tearful Evans saluted the Leeds fans as he left the Deepdale pitch, and today's game really could be his final game in charge of Leeds.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds after the final whistle, Evans admitted that he doesn't know what the future holds for him, and whilst he thought he knew his future last week, he now has a feeling that he won't be Leeds manager for much longer.

Evans added that, had he been in charge of Leeds all season, he thinks they would be heading to the Premier League now - and it doesn't look like he will get that chance next season if his hints in this interview are anything to go by.

"No, I don't know," said Evans. "I thought I did. Maybe a week ago I thought I did, but I don't know, so I need to let the people make an informed decision above me, and I'll take it with the good grace and dignity that I've tried to keep since I came in."

"I don't know, but maybe it's just a feeling you get. I hope it's not, but if the decision is made for the benefit of Leeds United football club, then I would endorse it. I would have loved to have been at Thorp Arch on Monday planning pre-season and the recruitment. Maybe that will still happen."

"If I'd have been in charge last July, this club would have been going to the Premier League, and I 100% believe that," he added.

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