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Who would want the Leeds job?

Steve Evans

Just a couple of weeks after the Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino came out and publicly gave Uwe Rosler his backing, the Italian has made his fifth sacking since taking control of the Yorkshire club back in January 2014.

The decision should not come as any real surprise, given the record of the man they called ‘Il mangia allenatori’ (the manager eater) back at Cagliari, where he went through 36 managers in his 22 years at the club.

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However, it was this summer that gave hope to Leeds fans with the appointment of Adam Pearson as Executive Director who seemed to steady the ship, and a realistic two-year plan for promotion was made.

That plan has been ripped up now with Pearson stepping down, Rosler gone and Cellino himself has been banned yet again but the Football League.

Former Rotherham manager Steve Evans stepped in almost immediately to replace the German yesterday and is an appointment that has a mixed reaction among Whites supporters, given the Glaswegian has never been short of a word or two to say about Leeds.

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But is he on a ticking clock already? No manager has succeeded 33 games under Cellino at Leeds, despite Neil Redfearn achieving his target of avoiding relegation, the Italian sacked him due to turning the fans against him.

It’s almost as though he wants Leeds United to be a success, but only if he is going to get the credit for it.

There is no quick fix in football, and building a steady foundation that can be worked on and added to is surely the way to get out of the division and staying out.

Take a look at Nigel Pearson at Leicester last season, there must of been a huge temptation to get a new boss in when they were bottom of the league for the majority of the season, but they stuck with him, even through his outburst and he saved them.

Controversial Pearson proved the benefits of sticking with a manager.

In comparison Queens Park Rangers threw a lot of money at it, and a few managers, which got them Premier League football but has seen them yo-yo between the leagues.

All managers want the reassurance that they can have a proper go at a club by enforcing their own ideas and strategies, which takes time, especially when there is such a mixture of nationalities, ages and characters in modern day football.

Do you think this is a good appointment for Leeds United? Have your say!


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