By Coral Barry

Massimo Cellino is willing to let Steve Evans’ contract expire on June 30 and will not be appointing a new manager until then, according to Daily Mirror journalist David Anderson.

Evans is thought to just be waiting for confirmation that he will not be offered a permanent contract and Cellino has confirmed to Anderson that he has already made his decision.

However, Anderson has also revealed that Cellino will not make the announcement in the coming days as expected, because Evans still has over a month to run on his current contract.

In a series of tweets on Sunday, Anderson confirmed he had spoken to the Leeds owner and been told a board meeting will be held on May 18 to decide who will replace Evans as manager.

Leeds played their final game of the season on Saturday in a 1-1 draw with Preston to finish 13th in the Championship table.

An emotional Evans admitted at the game he believed he had just managed his last game for Leeds and was visibly emotional when he saluted the huge traveling support.

Evans managed to steer Leeds away from a relegation fight after he was appointed to replace the sacked Uwe Rosler in October.

The Scotsman is in line to become the sixth manager to be dismissed since Cellino took over the Yorkshire club in 2014.

In other Leeds news, one senior player has revealed the promises Cellino has made with regards to the club’s future.