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Steve Evans responds when asked who should replace him at Leeds United

Leeds United manager Steve Evans applauds the fans after the game

Leeds United parted company with Steve Evans yesterday.

Leeds manager Steve Evans

Steve Evans was coy over who should replace him at Leeds United when asked by BBC Radio Leeds, but he insists that they must be a strong character to work at Elland Road.

Evans was officially dismissed as Leeds boss yesterday, with the Whites continuing to search for a new manager to take over.

Leeds had been looking to find a replacement even when Evans was in charge, but their need to find a new manager has risen even further now.

Leeds manager Steve Evans

Garry Monk is currently the favourite to take over at the Yorkshire club, and the former Swansea City boss would fit the description of what Evans feels Leeds need.

“It has to be a character of a strong mind,” he said, when asked who should replace him at Leeds.

“It has to be a character who is very focused and very understanding of what the remit is.

“I can only take it that the benchmark has been raised. If I was a Leeds United supporter I would be getting on the edge of my seat, waiting for a strong and solid British coach. That’s essential for the football club and the people of the city.”

Leeds have reportedly opened talks with Monk, with the 37-year-old edging closer to landing the job.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Leeds have already tried to convince Karl Robinson and Darrell Clarke to move to Elland Road, but the pair both turned down the Whites’ advances.

Leeds have already outlined their ambitions to get into the play offs next season, by offering supporters part-refunds on their season tickets if they fail to make it into the top six.

Leeds manager Steve Evans

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