Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino calls board meeting

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Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has not confirmed Steve Evans will depart, but is certainly considering it.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino is to hold a board meeting in a fortnight's time to thrash out the future of the club.

Head coach Steve Evans's future is mired in uncertainty, with the Whites not having confirmed whether he will stay on.

Evans waved goodbye to Leeds fans against Preston at the weekend, preparing for the eventuality that he will be dismissed, although retains hope he could stay.

Cellino has told The Mirror that he is feeling under no pressure to decide instantly, and will talk it over regarding whether to keep Evans, and who could replace him.

He said: "I'm calling a board meeting for the 18th of May to plan for next season.

"I hope to have more time to plan football issues instead of lawyers and the Football League issue.

"We have a contract until the 30th of June to confirm Evans, so I don't have to rush."

Whatever Cellino decides, it is in the club's best interest, and Evans, that a decision is reached on May 18 and promptly announced.

Evans does not deserve the fate of remaining in limbo, having performed a solid job with minimal resources over the past few months.

A new manager deserves as much time as possible to plan for next season too and sign players, rather than start the job in early July when the players return for pre-season.

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