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MK Dons Manager Karl Robinson

The Whites are reportedly closing in on a new manager.

MK Dons Manager Karl Robinson

Sky Sports have reported that Leeds United have touched base with representatives of MK Dons boss Karl Robinson over replacing Steve Evans at Elland Road this summer.

The Scot is widely expected to leave the Whites and he released a statement earlier today expressing his 'hurt' over the fact that owner Massimo Cellino is yet to decide his future (Yorkshire Evening Post).

The 53-year-old, whose contract expires next month, had only replaced Uwe Rosler in October and comfortably achieved his remit of steering United to Championship safety, with Leeds finishing nine places and 19 points clear of danger.

Nevertheless, Evans looks set to be the sixth manager sacked in Cellino's two-year spell in charge as the Italian hunts a replacement.

That man now looks to be Robinson as Sky Sports report that Leeds have been in touch with his people, though no deal is in place as of yet.

The 35-year-old has been in charge of the the club since 2010, winning promotion to the Championship in the 2014-15 campaign but he failed to keep them up as the Dons finished second from bottom.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans (R)

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