Evans sheds new light on his Leeds future, reveals interest from other clubs
By Coral Barry
Steve Evans has revealed Leeds are aware that there is interest in him from other clubs.
But the Scot, who has been linked with Celtic and managerless Nottingham Forest, admitted he remains in the dark regarding his future as Leeds manager.
Evans has been constantly questioned about his position with his contract due to expire at the end of the season.
Leeds are currently on one of their best runs of the season with 10 points from a possible 12 and Evans was asked about his job security after the 2-2 draw with Hull on Saturday.
“I am ready and waiting to speak to the president when he is ready but I have a couple of Saturdays to go and whether I am staying or not I want to go out with six points,” said Evans speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
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“We agreed many months ago that we would have the conversation when he was ready; he is well aware there is [other] interest in me.
“But when you shake hands as two men and say you’ll focus on the football, I am all right with that.”
Leeds have just two more games to play this campaign and will be looking to go out on a high after another desperately disappointing season that revolved around avoiding relegation.
Owner Massimo Cellino has spent as much time grilling Evans this season as he has supporting him and has opted to publicly question his manager at several points in recent months.
Rumours were rife the Italian had had enough of his manager after the 4-0 home humiliation to Brighton and Hove Albion in February prompted Cellino to tell his manager to stop talking so much to the press.
Cellino reaffirmed that belief in the last week saying Evans continues to “talk to much” and has also suggested he cannot work with English managers.
However, Evans is pretty confident he will be awarded with a permanent contract come May.
The 53-year-old said: “I won’t have to chase the president – we have a good relationship, we have a difference of opinion which is normal.
“I have made it clear I want to be here but I won’t stay not wanted. You have to be wanted.”
In other Leeds news, Evans has singled out a Whites outcast that has managed to transform his opinion.