By Coral Barry

Steve Evans is set to be fired as Leeds manager after losing the faith of Massimo Cellino, according to a report.

Evans was thought to have forced himself back into the good books of the controversial Italian owner after recording three league wins on the bounce earlier this month.

But, according to the Mail Online, the decision has been taken at the top of the club to end Evans’ tenure as manager.

It is reported that Cellino already has a replacement in mind but he might wait until the end of the season before formally relieving Evans of his duties.

The Leeds manager was awarded a rolling contract when he took over from the sacked Uwe Rosler last October, and it now appears that Evans will become the sixth manager to be sacked by Cellino in just two years.

Cellino has been informed by senior players that they have lost confidence in Evans, who presided over Leeds’ 4-1 home hammering by Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield on Saturday.

Cellino publicly shamed Evans after the 4-0 embarrassment to Brighton a month ago, criticising the former Rotherham and Crawley for talking too much to the media about matters that did not concern him.

In other Leeds news, the club are set to lose out on top target to arch-rivals Sheffield Wednesday.