Quique Sanchez Flores to Leeds United? Here's what Steve Evans said about Watford boss earlier this season

Elland Road pitchside

Leeds United have been linked with Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores in recent times.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans is a fan of one of the leading candidates to replace him at Elland Road, judging by his comments to the Daily Mail about Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores earlier in the season.

Leeds were beaten 1-0 by Watford in the FA Cup earlier on in the campaign, and Evans spoke highly of the Spanish boss.

“Credit to Quique as I think his team play some wonderful football,” Evans said, after the defeat.

“He is a fantastic addition to English football and so too are Watford to the Premier League. Bar Leicester they are the success story this season.”

Sanchez Flores took Watford to an FA Cup semi-final, and he also guided them into a mid-table position in the Premier League.

However, the Hornets have decided that he did not do enough to keep his job - and the two parties confirmed that they will part ways at the end of the campaign.

Sanchez Flores has been touted as a potential candidate Everton and Valencia, but when asked whether he would consider a move to Leeds earlier today he would not rule it out.

According to a report in the Daily Star, Sanchez Flores is Massimo Cellino’s first choice to replace Evans at Elland Road.

If Leeds did manage to convince Sanchez Flores it would be a signal of their ambition as they aim to make it into the Championship play offs next season.

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