Darragh MacAnthony says Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has made a big mistake

Leeds United manager Steve Evans applauds the fans after the game

Leeds United parted ways with Steve Evans yesterday.

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony claims that Massimo Cellino has made a ‘big mistake’ by letting Steve Evans leave Leeds United.

Leeds finally parted ways with Evans yesterday, after weeks of speculation over the Scottish manager’s future at Elland Road.

The Whites had been looking for Evans’ replacement, while the 53-year-old was still in charge.

MacAnthony’s Peterborough side were touted as a potential destination for Evans, but a move to the ABAX Stadium is no longer possible for the former Rotherham boss.

Peterborough have recently appointed Grant McCann as their new manager, and MacAnthony insists that he has no regrets about that decision.

Evans lives around Peterborough, and is known to have a good relationship with MacAnthony.

Where Evans will go next remains to be seen, although he has not ruled out taking the Hibernian job - should Alan Stubbs leave to join Rotherham.

Meanwhile, Garry Monk is the current odds-on favourite to take over at Leeds, although the ex-Swansea manager’s agent insists that there has been no contact between the two parties yet.

Leeds manager Steve Evans

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch