By Coral Barry

Steve Evans has hinted his Leeds reign is all but over after admitting he will be shedding a “few tears” after the final game of the season.

Leeds ended their campaign with a 1-1 draw at Preston on Saturday to finish 13th in the Championship.

But speculation that Massimo Cellino is merely biding his time until he fires Evans has been rife in recent months and the Leeds manager has still not been told if he will be staying or going.

Speaking ahead of the Yorkshire’s club final match against Preston, Evans was again unclear of his own future, but admitted he expects to be very emotional after the final whistle in what could be interpreted as a clear admission he does not expect to be handed a new contract.

“I don’t know how I’m feeling, I’m looking forward to the game,” said Evans speaking to LUTV. “I looked forward to every game I managed Leeds United football club.

“Just been speaking to Eddie Gray and we talked about his stories from when he was here and your hairs go up on the back on your neck. I look forward to a good performance that’s the first thing.

“And then I’ll probably shed a few tears tonight over a glass of wine.”

Leeds’ draw on Saturday meant they narrowly missed out on a top-half finish and a decision over Evans’ future is expected to made in the coming days.

In other Leeds news, one of the Whites’ star players looks to be heading for the exit door.