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Steve Evans honoured by appointment as Leeds United head coach

19 October 2015

Steve Evans has been chosen as the man to replace Uwe Rosler as Leeds United head coach – and he has revealed his pride at the appointment.

Rosler parted ways with the Elland Road club on Monday morning after just 12 games in charge, with only two of those resulting in wins.

Read more: Leeds United part company with Uwe Rosler

Evans – the former Rotherham United and Crawley Town manager – signed a rolling contract on Monday afternoon, and he'll be assisted by Paul Raynor.

The 52-year-old, who only left the Millers late last month, has targeted turning the club's fortunes around, particularly at Elland Road, but his immediate attention is on Wednesday evening's Sky Bet Championship match at Fulham.

“I’m honoured and proud, but the supporters just want to see what happens on the pitch,” Evans said to the club's official website.

“The first thing we need to do is win some points and win some football matches. We’ve got two tough games in the next six days.

“I know it’s seven months since we won at home and that is something we need to get off our back.

“But, more importantly, we’ve now got two away games and that is important in isolation. The first thing that matters is at Fulham.

“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.

“I can understand why they may think that, but the only thing that matters to me is what happens on the grass.

“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.”

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