Former Crawley Town boss Evans refuses to criticise Leeds president despite losing job

Steve Evans in his Crawley Town days
Steve Evans in his Crawley Town days

Former Crawley Town manager Steve Evans refused to criticise Leeds president Massimo Cellino, despite losing his job as head coach on Tuesday night.

Evans was finally put out of his misery after a three-week wait to learn his fate, a period during which he had limited contact with Cellino while the Italian interviewed others for the position.

According to our sister paper the Yorkshire Post, Cellino met with MK Dons boss Karl Robinson and also made an unsuccessful approach for Bristol Rovers’ Darrell Clarke, all while Evans remained in position, but the Scot said: “First and foremost I have always believed that, if you’re an owner and have the final say, you’re duty bound to put the best man in the chair for the job.

“If Mr Cellino has an option on me to extend my contract and sees fit to speak to other people, I had to ask myself, ‘One, was he doing it because he doubted me or, two, he wanted to see if there was something better in the market?’”

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