Leeds United Sack Steve Evansby Jack Kitson / 31 May 2016, 20:02Tweet
Leeds United have at long last put Steve Evans out of his misery, sacking the Scot after seven months at the helm.
Evans' future - his contract ran up until the end of June - had been thrust into severe doubt in recent weeks after Whites owner Massimo Cellino went behind his back in pursuit of a new gaffer, only to suffer rejection from MK Dons boss Karl Robinson and then Bristol Rovers gaffer Darrell Clarke.
Late last week Evans emerged as the surprise new favourite for the post, fuelling rumours that he could be offered a new contract. However, this week the former Swansea manager Garry Monk was installed as the new frontrunner to take charge of the club next term, and Evans has suffered the sack as a result.
If Monk does land the job then he will become the seventh boss to work under the trigger-happy Cellino. Meanwhile, the Next Leeds United Manager Market also features the likes of Ivan Juric and Steve Kean, however it's Monk who is currently the short-priced favourite at 2/7 with Sky Bet.
Cellino said: “I would like to thank Steve Evans for his efforts , yada yada yada. Can I not just say I like sacking people? It's ace."— Paddy Power (@paddypower) 31 May 2016