Uwe Rösler Sacked By Leeds

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Leeds United have sacked manager Uwe Rösler after just 12 games in charge, it has emerged.

Rösler, 46, becomes the fifth manager to be released from his duties at Elland Road since club owner Massimo Cellino bought the club in 2014.

The German has won just two of his last 11 matches in charge of the Whites, losing his last three.

BBC Radio Leeds announced this morning that former Rotherham manager Steve Evans was expected to take training at Leeds’ Thorp Arch training ground today, with a view to becoming the club’s new boss.

Cellino’s decision comes as somewhat of a surprise however, with Rösler saying as recently as Thursday that he felt ‘comfortable and relaxed’ around Cellino, an owner who has a reputation for sacking managers.

Rösler said last week, “Mr. Cellino and myself are having daily conversations and I feel relaxed in his company.

“I can say what I want to say and he respects my opinions even if he doesn’t always agree with them.”

Cellino, who sacked 36 head coaches in 22 years as owner of Italian club Cagliari, now appears to be turning his attention to former Rotherham boss Steve Evans.

The Scot, who guided the Millers to back-to-back promotions during his time at the New York Stadium, is expected to take charge on at least a short-term basis.

Leeds have announced they will release a statement later on Monday, with a decision still unclear on whether there will be a man in charge of their next game – away to Fulham on Wednesday evening.