Steve Evans addresses his future as Leeds United manager

Elland Road East Stand

Leeds United are widely expected to part ways with Steve Evans in the coming days.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he is continuing as normal, despite speculation surrounding his future.

Evans’ contract at Elland Road expires next month, and it is widely expected that he will leave the Yorkshire club.

Leeds’ season finished last weekend, and owner Massimo Cellino has stated that he will assess Evans’ future at a board meeting next week.

It has been suggested that Cellino will allow Evans to leave, with John Sheridan his first choice to come in (Daily Mirror).

However, Evans has been spotted coming into Thorp Arch, and the 53-year-old says that he is drawing up plans for next term.

“I read that the president’s holding a board meeting next week and you would assume that the head coach’s job will be discussed there,” he said.

“It’s sensible for me to wait for the outcome of that and to see what the decision is. It might be that the president’s undecided or wants to take some opinions from the rest of the board. I’d hope that some of them would make the case for giving me a chance.

“Once that meeting’s done, we’d be at the stage of saying ‘right, let’s have an answer.’

“In the meantime I’m going to doing my job, looking at analysis, thinking about pre-season and looking about players because if I am going to stay as head coach, I can’t afford to be behind on any of that. It’s like that old saying - fail to plan, plan to fail.”

Evans was given a great ovation by Leeds fans at Preston North End, and he appeared resigned to his fate.

The former Rotherham United boss was in tears as he applauded the supporters at Deepdale, while they chanted his name.

Evans was not a popular appointment at Leeds initially, but he has won a large amount of supporters during his time with the Whites.

Evans has guided Leeds away from a relegation battle and into 13th place this season.

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