Ex­clu­sive col­umn from the Peter­bor­ough United man­ager

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THERE can be no ar­gu­ment; Leeds United is a huge foot­ball club. And there is also no ar­gu­ment that English foot­ball needs its big­gest clubs to be at the top of their game.The strong­est pos­si­ble Pre­mier League sim­ply has to be good for the English game.

Our big­gest clubs will in­evitably at­tract our bright­est tal­ent, and our bright­est tal­ent needs to be given chances on the big­gest stage.

It is tragic when fans and own­er­ships fall out with each other. But any love be­tween the El­land Road faith­ful and Mas­simo Cellino does now ap­pear to be dead. Af­ter ap­point­ing five man­agers/head coaches to suc­ceed the bril­liant Brian McDer­mott since his takeover in April 2014, Mr Cellino is now re­ported to have agreed a deal to sell his stake in Leeds to its fans.


I am not party to the fund­ing needs of any deal and there­fore its like­li­hood. But it would in­evitably bring a sta­bil­ity to the club if its fans were to gain con­trol.

What I sin­cerely hope is that Steve Evans is given the op­por­tu­nity to con­tinue with his ap­point­ment as ‘head coach’ if the change of own­er­ship does go ahead. What­ever any­body may say about Steve, he is a man­ager who has earned his rise to the top ta­ble by win­ning pro­mo­tions.

Tak­ing Rother­ham United into the Cham­pi­onship and keep­ing them there was not an easy task. Do­ing what he did be­fore that at both Bos­ton United and at Craw­ley Town was tough work also.

Steve has a rep­u­ta­tion as an out­spo­ken man. But in his heart he is a pas­sion­ate foot­ball man with a huge am­bi­tion who has a won­der­ful record as an achiever.

I’d love to see him put Leeds United back where they be­long. Leeds have a man­ager who will be will­ing to get out there and lead from the front.

Who­ever ends up own­ing the club, Steve is sure to be able to get them win­ning.

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