Leeds United boss says this about owner Cellino

Leeds United are a club held in the vice-like grip of Massimo Cellino – too vice-like for some is the Italian’s grasp on the Whites.

Outspoken is his byword, knee-jerk his fall-back reaction and he certainly left no stones unturned when he spoke about Steve Evans in an article for the Telegraph and said that he “talked too much.”

Still, Evans feels that whilst that comment and other appeared in print and was in the public domain, the Leeds United head coach still feels that he is backed by the fiery Italian in private, according to Phil Hay in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

It seems that every week, every press conference, there is call for Steve Evans to defend his position or comment on his tenure at Elland Road and Massimo Cellino’s end-of-season intentions regarding his service. Additional to the comments in the Telegraph article about Evans’ over-tendency to talk, Cellino also mentioned that he “cannot work with English managers.”

Such talk has raised the ogre that is Leeds’ own mangia alenatori taking another bite and replacing Evans with Cellino Mk7, something that doesn’t seem to phase the Leeds United head coach.

Speaking to Hay and the Yorkshire Evening Post, Evans said:

“I don’t think the president would say anything disrespectful to me. I know what he’s told me privately and what he thinks of me as an individual and a head coach. I had very positive communications and an exchange of messages with him on Saturday evening and again last night. But one thing with Leeds United is you can’t get away from a daily story. I could never tell anyone at this club not to have their own opinions. We all have our opinions. That’s what it is. The president does his job and I have to do mine.”

Leeds United face Wolverhampton Wanderers tomorrow looking to notch a third straight victory for the second time this season and further consolidate their position in the Championship top-half of the table.

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