Leeds news: Fans react to Evans appointment at Mansfield

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16th Nov, 2016 | 4:54pm

Leeds fans react on Twitter to Steve Evans return to management

By Dominic Toner

Steve Evans has been appointed the manager of Mansfield on Wednesday – and Leeds supporters have responded with mixed views on Twitter.

The League Two outfit have announced that the former Leeds boss has taken charge at the One Call Stadium after Adam Murray ended his two-year stay with the club on Monday.

Mansfield confirmed the appointment of 54-year-old Evans on their official Twitter account.

Evans has been out of management since he was sacked by Leeds in May and will now try to get Mansfield promoted from League Two, where they are currently just three points adrift of a play-off place despite sitting 18th in the table.

The Whites fans have given mixed opinions on their former manager but most agree he will be successful at Mansfield.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:


Evans spent just seven months in charge at Elland Road and was the most recent of the six managers sacked by owner Massimo Cellino in a two-year period.

Current Leeds boss Garry Monk has helped his side rise to a play-off position this season and is trying to return the Yorkshire club to the Premier League.

Evans helped the Whites to finish 13th in the Championship after taking over from Uwe Rosler, but that was not enough to keep his job from the ruthless Cellino.

Scotsman Evans does have a great CV for securing promotions and has already achieved nine in his managerial career.

He helped Rotherham achieve consecutive promotions from League Two up to the Championship and will be hopefully of a similar story with Mansfield.

In other Leeds news, the club’s supporters responded to a message from Andrea Radrizzani on Twitter.