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Coral’s unmissable Leeds United specials after Evans appointment

| 20.10.2015
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Lee Gormley | October 19, 2015

Rosler fifth boss to be sacked by Cellino

Leeds United were again the centre of controversy in the Championship recently as Uwe Rosler was dismissed after just 12 games in charge at Elland Road, with the West Yorkshire club currently sitting in 18th position domestically.

Following another managerial axing from the Whites at the hands of ruthless Italian owner Massimo Cellino, Coral have an intriguing list of Leeds specials for you to enjoy regarding new man at the helm Steve Evans, who was confirmed as Rosler’s successor.

Steve Evans is new man in dug-out

Evans has now agreed a rolling contract until June 30, 2016 to take charge as head-coach, and is odds-on 2/9 to still be in charge at Christmas, with Cellino revealing why he had to get rid of Rosler after such a short space of time, with a previous defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion sealing his fate.

“I wanted them to play heavy rock football but instead it was like country music,” Cellino declared.

“I watched the game on Saturday and in the second half, we were just trying not to lose. We were not trying to win. That is not good enough.

“I did my best to help Uwe, but in the end, I could not see even a patch of blue in the sky, just cloud, cloud and cloud.”

Leeds 9/4 to finish in top half this season

Former Rotherham boss Evans is 6/4 to still in charge on the final day of this current campaign, after Rosler’s dismissal, but Cellino insisted he wished the sacked-coach well.

“I would like to thank Uwe for the effort and commitment he showed during his time here. He was incredibly professional throughout and we had a strong working relationship,” continued Cellino, who has now gotten rid of five managers since taking over last year.

“Unfortunately, results didn’t work out for him here and we are now looking elsewhere. Uwe leaves on good terms and everybody at Leeds United wishes him well for the future.”

The club now turn to Evans for a season revival, with Leeds 9/4 to finish the campaign in the top half this term, while they are 5/2 to remain unbeaten in their next three games under new management.

Evans proud of new Leeds job

Evans guided Leeds’ Yorkshire rivals Rotherham from League Two to the Championship previously in his career and is 16/1 to win manager of the month for November, having agreed what he admits is a proud new role.

“I’m honoured and proud, but the supporters just want to see what happens on the pitch,” stated Evans, who is also odds-on 5/6 to be in charge of less than 30 games.

“The first thing we need to do is win some points and win some football matches. All I can ask the Leeds United supporters to do is to give me the benefit of the doubt.

“Perhaps I wouldn’t be the chosen manager for many Leeds United fans – I had butterflies in my stomach driving into Thorp Arch this morning.

“As I proved at Rotherham and as I proved at Crawley, if I win football matches then people will embrace me. It’s always about winning football matches.”

Leeds will come up against Evans’ former club Rotherham on November 21st and the coach is odds-on 1/7 to still have his role by that fixture, while the Whites are 2/7 to finish above their Yorkshire opposition this season in the Championship.

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Lee Gormley

Lee joined the Coral team in 2014 after studying at Leeds Trinity University, having moved across the water from Ireland, and has plenty of industry experience from his time with various news outlets in both England and Northern Ireland. After graduating with a BA Honours degree in Sports Journalism, he has since become an important member of the talented sports desk, passionately covering boxing, football and snooker, among many other sports. Lee is also a massive Manchester United and Republic of Ireland fan, but curbs any bias during his work, and outside of his job can be found regularly taking part in sport himself, such as boxing, GAA and football.