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Steve Evans: If these are my last words in charge of Leeds United, let them be this

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Leeds United manager Steve Evans' future is firmly up in the air at the moment.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has told Radio Yorkshire that the supporters of the Yorkshire club have been like a family to him.

Evans was speaking tearfully after Leeds drew 1-1 with Preston North End in their last game of the season, with the 53-year-old seemingly resigned to his fate.

The Scottish boss bid an emotional farewell to Leeds’ supporters in attendance at Deepdale after the match, with his future looking like it will be spent away from Elland Road.

Evans’ contract expires in the next few weeks, and he is yet to be offered a new deal with the Whites.

“If this is the final words as the head coach as Leeds United, I would like to thank the public of Leeds, I live in the city every day, they have been incredible to me,” he said.

“The supporters have been my family, they’ve been great. Thank you to every one of them. I’m so proud to have worked for this football club and I don’t want the job to stop.”

Evans’ name was chanted by the Leeds supporters in attendance at Preston, as he has seemingly won the Yorkshire side’s fans over.

Evans was not a popular appointment when he took charge, but he has been able to guide them up the Championship standings.

Leeds have gone from potential relegation candidates, to finishing in 13th place, which represents good progress.

Evans has already been linked with a range of other jobs, with his future up in the air.

The former Rotherham United man is currently amongst the leading candidates to get the manager’s jobs at Celtic, Nottingham Forest and Peterborough United.

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