Ex-Millers boss Steve Evans set to become Leeds United boss

Steve Evans on his last visit to Elland Road
Steve Evans on his last visit to Elland Road

Former Rotherham United manager Steve Evans is close to becoming the next manager of Leeds United following the sacking of Uwe Rosler.

BBC Radio Leeds have reported that Evans will today take training at Leeds' Thorpe Arch training ground ahead of being unveiled as the club's new boss.

Rosler was dismissed on Monday morning after the White's home defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

On Evans' appointment, he will become the sixth manager of owner Massimo Cellino's 18 month tenure.

Evans famously turned up at Elland Road late last season wearing a sombrero after the Millers secured Championship survival.

The 52-year-old previously stated that he could never work for Cellino.

He said: “If you are a Dave Hockaday, Darko Milanic or whoever you are – if you take the job under Massimo, you know the rules; he picks the players, you coach the players.

“My interest is the Millers and I pick the players, whether they come, whether they go and our chairman supports that. The minute he doesn’t support it, I go.

“That would be the way it works here and I get fantastic support. I can’t put enough words on it.

“But if you work for Massimo Cellino, you coach the players and get the results from the players he brings in or you pay with your job, that is the way it is.”