Former Leeds United head coach Steve Evans feels that next weekend's Yorkshire derby against Huddersfield Town could have "consequences" for his successor, Garry Monk, along with others at Elland Road, as he dubbed it a must win game.

The ex-Swansea City boss took over earlier this summer when Whites owner Massimo Cellino opted against handing Evans a new contract.

But Monk has made a poor start to life as Leeds head coach and the Whites have won only one of their opening five Championship games to sit just outside the relegation zone on goal difference.

Cellino is known for his lack of patience with head coaches and Evans does not feel the Italian will change his ways, with positive results the best shield bosses at Elland Road have against the chairman.

Speaking on Sky Sports' Goals On Sunday programme, when asked whether Monk will get time, Evans said: "I think from knowing the individual, I don't think Mr Cellino is ever going to change.


"I think it will be purely 100 per cent results dependent.

"If Garry gets results and there is a plan being worked to then Mr Cellino will stick with him."

And Evans thinks that next weekend's game against Championship leaders and local rivals Huddersfield has taken on huge importance for Monk.

"I think they have had an inconsistent start to the season.

"It was poor, then they turned it with a couple of great results and then they lost down at Nottingham [Forest] on Saturday [last weekend] and they've got a Yorkshire derby next weekend against Huddersfield at Elland Road", the Scot explained.

"That takes on huge consequences for Garry and perhaps everyone at Elland Road, because they will have to win."