Leeds United head coach Steve Evans says he is treating claims he will be sacked in the summer with "contempt".

It has been claimed that Whites supremo Massimo Cellino has become convinced Evans is not the right man to take Leeds forward and will part ways with the Scot before next season; however, Cellino could even pull the trigger before that time.

But Evans, who has long claimed Cellino set him a target of keeping the club in the Championship, something he has all but done, is taking no notice of the reports suggesting his time at Elland Road is running out.

The Scot reported to take training at Leeds' Thorp Arch training base this morning and was asked about the reports. 

And he told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "I treat stories like that with the contempt they deserve.  


"My only focus is preparing the team for Rotherham."

Cellino has not been shy when it comes to parting ways with managers at Leeds and has already seen Brian McDermott, David Hockaday, Darko Milanic, Neil Redfearn and Uwe Rosler exit Elland Road.

Evans, despite sections of the Leeds support turning against Cellino, has always been passionate in his defence of the Italian's regime at the club.

He succeeded Rosler in the dugout at Elland Road in October.