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Finally snapped? Three ways for Steve Evans to make Leeds owner Cellino squirm

Leeds manager Steve Evans

Steve Evans has expressed his unhappiness about his treatment at Leeds United.

Leeds manager Steve EvansLeeds manager Steve Evans

After keeping a dignified silence at his treatment at the hands of Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino, current head coach Steve Evans finally expressed his frustration yesterday, speaking to SkySports.

Evans has remained in his role as Leeds boss while Cellino has been actively courting new managers, activity he confirmed to The Mirror.

Evans said: "After lots of press calls again today, and a further meeting with my advisors, it is very obvious the time has arrived for Mr Cellino to tell me I am not his head coach for next season."

Leeds United Chairman Massimo CellinoLeeds United Chairman Massimo Cellino

The Scotsman is still waiting to be put out of his misery, and it will be interesting to see how he responds.

Evans is not the type of character to shy away from a challenge, or slink off quietly.

Here are three courses of action he could take to make Cellino squirm...

Manage another Championship club and let results do the talking

Evans has already claimed to have other offers, and it must be tempting to try and land a role at another Championship side. Whether he joins a promotion contender or not, he is unlikely to want to feel sorry for himself, and you can bet he will be well up for facing Leeds United twice a season, and taking points off his successor.

Become active in the transfer market and beat Leeds to players

Evans could not only switch to another Championship club - he could start costing Leeds United in terms of personnel.

Leeds BridcuttLeeds Bridcutt

The ex-Rotherham boss is thought to hold the key to the Liam Bridcutt deal, convincing him to join Leeds on loan last season.

Bridcutt could not be the only one, with Evans liking fellow loanee Carayol, and potentially knowing the inside scoop on Leeds' talented youngsters, whose contracts are ticking down.

Be vocal in the media and snipe at Cellino

Evans could decide to sit back, and simply become a regular guest on SkySports and TalkSPORT.

He was often on the stations even during his time as head coach, and he would not be shy in coming forward to have his say on the Whites, especially if they are under performing, so strong is his conviction that he would have got the team promoted next season.

General view of a protest against Leeds owner Massimo Cellino before the matchGeneral view of a protest against Leeds owner Massimo Cellino before the match

His comments could further stir the pot of an emotive fan base against Cellino, with the Italian already well aware of and worried about supporter discontent.

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