Unbeaten in three games now, following today’s 3-2 victory over Reading, Leeds United are looking a better proposition under Steve Evans. However, it may not be enough to save his skin as Leeds boss according to the Mail Online.
In the Mail Online article, the media outlet explain why, saying that Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro is edging towards being the seventh Leeds United manager/head coach under the torrid ownership of Massimo Cellino.
Despite Evans seemingly galvanising a more spirited set of performances from Leeds United’s players, Cellino is thought to be looking for a longer-term alternative to Evans who only signed a contract until June this year when joining the club in October.
With Evans thought not to be the solution that satisfies Cellino’s aims for next season, so the Italian’s eyes turn to fellow Italian and World Cup winner Cannavaro. The Mail Online report that Cannavaro “was in Leeds on Saturday” with Mail Online also adding that the former Italy captain “is believed to be close to agreeing a deal” that would see Evans deposed as Cellino’s longest-serving Leeds head coach and Cannavaro installed in the Elland Road magerial hot-seat.
Cannavaro, who counts Real Madrid and Juventus among his former clubs, has little managerial experience with the cultured defender having only coached Dubai’s Al-Ahli Club, Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande plus Al-Nassr – the latter being the last team he managed, having left them in February.
Leeds fans will have to put such fanciful notions far from their minds as the Whites prepare to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers at Elland Road on Tuesday night as they aim for a second successive three-game win streak.