Breaking News: Uwe Rosler sacked by Leeds, Steve Evans set to take over
Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | October 19, 2015
Rosler removed after five months at helm
- German gaffer lasts 12 games in charge at Elland Road
- Uwe Rosler wins just two matches as Leeds boss
- Former Rotherham manager Steve Evans set to take over
Fifth Leeds boss under Cellino to go
— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) October 19, 2015
Relegation chances Leeds United (3/1 with Coral) have sacked yet another manager in the Massimo Cellino era, with Uwe Rosler leaving his post after just 12 matches in charge across all competitions.
German coach Rosler becomes the fifth man to go under the Italian chairman, after winning two of his opening 12 games with the Whites now down in 18th.
Evans in frame to take over
Reports already suggest that former Rotherham United boss Steve Evans is set to take over, and is understood to have taken training on Monday morning at Thorpe Arch.
While Leeds started the season in positive fashion, being undefeated in the league in their first five, they have since lost their last three. The most recent 2-1 home defeat to high-flying Brighton and Hove Albion was the nail in the coffin.
Following that match at Elland Road, Rosler said: “Things are just not going for us at the moment. [But] we can’t feel sorry for ourselves.
“There are a lot of people far worse off than us so we have to pick ourselves up and go again. I feel a bit sorry for the players, supporters and owner. When you invest as much as the players do in training and get so little back it’s disappointing.”
As it stands, the Yorkshire club are three points above the relegation zone and nine off the play-offs, where they are 16/1 chances to finish in the top six at the end of the campaign.
If Evans is to take over at Leeds, the Scotsman is somewhat of a promotion and league-winning specialist, having done so with the likes of lower league sides Stamford, Boston United and Crawley Town a number of times.
Most recently, he took Rotherham up from League Two to the Championship in successive seasons, but left the club this September in mutual circumstances. However, it remains to be seen whether he can take a team the next step to the Premier League.
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