Deep down almost every Leeds United fan knows that Steve Evans, despite a sterling effort deserving of a chance, is likely to fall foul of Massimo Cellino’s ever-swinging managerial axe.
First it was mentioned that World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro was Cellino’s next chosen one to lead Leeds to glory, now it seems another ‘name’ is being lined up according to Italian media outlet TUTTOmercatoWEB (TMW).
TMW report that due to “troubled waters at the home of Leeds” and that the relationship between Massimo Cellino and Steve Evans “is now scheduled to be completed , given the many misunderstandings that emerged between the two,” a new name has emerged to lead the Whites next season.
The new man in the picture, according to TMW, is legendary Italian goalkeeper Walter Zenga. TMW propose Zenga in the article saying, “the latest idea – as picked up by Tuttomercatoweb.com – leads directly to Walter Zenga,” who is avaialble after a brief, 10-game spell in charge of Al-Shaab in the UAE’s Gulf League.
Zenga has some managerial experience starting with a six-game, 2002 spell in charge of FC National/Progresul Bukarest, and has longer spells with Steaua Bucharest (37 games between July 2004 and May 2005) and with Catania (50 games between April 2008 and June 2009).
However, the story of his managerial career has been short stretches of games with various clubs such as Nasr (16 games), Al-Nasr 11 games over 18 months), Al-Jazira (8 games) and Sampdoria (14 games) in Italy’s Serie A.
With Steve Evans’ Leeds United future still to be decided, could Massimo Cellino really be ready to play another managerial wildcard from a widening left-field?