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Steve Evans talks of recent ‘dialogue’ with Massimo Cellino

Speaking on talkSPORT, former Leeds United head coach Steve Evans says that he has recently spoken with owner Massimo Cellino about ‘ongoing matters’. The former boss was keen to stress that at no point has he discussed matters regarding the Leeds team or management with the Italian businessman.

Evans was co-presented the Breakfast Show alongside Alan Brazil this morning (6th October) and talked about various matters involving football. He touched upon the subject of Leeds United as expected. Evans, who turns 54 later this month, was sacked by Cellino over the summer, with Garry Monk named as his successor a few days later.

The Scot said that Cellino called up to let him know that he received contact from another football chairman, who asked him his viewpoint of Evans, indicating that Evans could potentially have a job offer somewhere down the line,

“I had a call from Mr Cellino recently. We’ve had some dialogue. It’s never about the team or Garry (Monk) or anything like that. It’s just about ongoing things.

“I think he’s had a personal call from another chairman who was asking what I was like to work with. People ask questions. He was just calling me to say that call had come in and how highly he spoke of me.”

Earlier in the show, Evans was asked by Brazil of what sort of expectations that Cellino would have placed upon Monk and the team prior to the season started in terms of season objectives,

“I don’t know what’s in Mr Cellino’s head! I don’t think many do!

“What I would say is, the remit at the start of the season was to deliver promotion and they have a refund percentage returning to season ticket holders if they don’t make the play-offs. The pressure on Garry (Monk) in January or February will become huge if they don’t look like they’re going to do it. He has got them on track.”

Leeds are now in the top half of the Championship table after winning five of their last six league games. They are also through to the next round of the EFL Cup.

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