Leeds news: Evans advised to quit before he is sacked

By Wayne Veysey

24th May, 2016 | 9:20pm

Steve Evans given surprising advice after Leeds approach series of managerial candidates - report

By Alex Stevens

Steve Evans has been advised to quit Leeds rather than wait to be sacked, according to a report.

The Scot has been left in the dark about his Elland Road future more than two weeks after the team’s season ended.

Owner Massimo Cellino has dropped a series of hints that Evans, whose rolling contract expires at the end of June, will be sacked.

But Evans has carried on working and continued to claim that he wants to be given the chance to manage the Yorkshire giants next season.

That appears to be an impossibility given that controversial chairman and owner Cellino has made no secret of his pursuit of a successor to Evans.

Leeds have held talks with MK Dons manager Karl Robinson, Bristol Rovers have publicly snubbed their approach for Darrell Clarke and Cellino admitted on Tuesday afternoon he was in his native Italy for talks with a third candidate.

The Yorkshire Post claim that people close to Evans are now advising him to quit United in the wake of the series of managerial approaches.

It is rare for managers to resign without having another job to go to, but it appears that Evans might have a case for constructive dismissal.

The 53-year-old has continued to do his job despite the speculation that he is almost certain to become the sixth manager to be dismissed since Cellino took over the Yorkshire club in 2014.

Evans achieved promotions with Rotherham and Crawley before being lured to Elland Road last October.

In other Leeds news, one senior player has revealed the promises Cellino has made with regards to the club’s future.