By Alex Stevens
Steve Evans hinted that he has received other job offers amid growing doubts about his Leeds future.
The Yorkshire giants slumped to a second consecutive league defeat on Saturday after losing 2-1 to Evans’ former club Rotherham.
It leaves Leeds 14th in the Championship table and with further question marks about the managerial position at Elland Road.
It has been reported that Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has already decided to axe Evans and begun the process of finding a new manager for next season.
The 53-year-old manager is out of contract at the end of June and, with eight matches of the campaign remaining, he is said to have already been contacted by a rival Championship club about taking over next season.
Asked to confirm any approach, Evans was quoted as saying by the Yorkshire Evening Post: “That’s not for today. I’ve just lost in a derby away at a club who are very dear to my heart. When they’re close and dear to your heart, it’s very hard to take.”
Pressed on whether another Championship club were interested in him, Evans said: “I’ve not had any phone calls. The people who look after me, what they’ve had is not for me to be talking about because I want to be the Leeds United head coach.”
With Evans refusing to deny that he has been approached by a rival club, the rumours swirling around his Elland Road future are likely to increase.
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