Leeds United boss Steve Evans insists he still won't speak to other clubs

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Leeds United boss Steve Evans is expected to leave Elland Road in the near future.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he is still refusing to speak to other clubs, despite his future at Elland Road being in doubt.

Owner Massimo Cellino is holding a meeting this afternoon, where he is expected to decide on whether to keep Evans on or not.

It is widely expected that the 53-year-old will not be offered a new deal at Leeds, with his current contract due to expire in the coming weeks.

But Evans said: “People keep saying ‘why don’t you go and speak to other clubs who want you?’ To be honest, if I hadn’t taken Leeds United to heart then I would. But I’ve said to my people, the guys who advise me, that I’m not prepared to do that until I get an answer from Mr Cellino. I’ll stick by that.”

Evans appeared resigned to his fate at Leeds’ last match of the past season, when he cried in front of the travelling supporters at Preston North End.

Leeds fans were heard changing Evans’ name, and the former Rotherham United boss seemed to bid an emotional farewell to the Whites fans.

However, Evans has continued to go into Thorp Arch and planned for next year at Leeds since the season has finished.

Evans has already stated that he wants to stay at Leeds, as he feels he will be able to guide the Yorkshire side into the play off positions.

Karl Robinson is currently the odds-on favourite to take over at Leeds, if Evans is let go.

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