Steve Evans is looking to make additions to Leeds United’s squad – and says identifying targets will be “my decision.”
The club’s new head coach played down the possibility of a big influx of players following his appointment on Monday but said he and head of recruitment Martyn Glover were already discussing potential deals.
Glover – the former West Ham United employee who was added to the management team at Elland Road in the summer – officially unveiled Evans at a press conference yesterday and said the club were open to the option of making changes to a squad who are currently 19th in the Championship.
United’s transfer policy has been under scrutiny throughout Massimo Cellino’s 18 months as amid questions about the authority given to successive head coaches to make their own signings.
But Evans said: “Myself and Martyn have identified one or two areas and I’ve spoken to the president. It’s my decision about whether we go ahead.
“Then it becomes Martyn and the board’s decision as to whether it’s affordable. I’ve identified one or two I’d like to add. Me and Martyn are deep in analysis of that now.”
Rosler was backed by Cellino during the summer transfer window, investing heavily in players like Chris Wood and Stuart Dallas and signing Will Buckley on loan from Sunderland this month.
Evans insisted there was no need for major changes at Elland Road, saying: “I’ve never been the sort to go in and say I want five or six new players. I’ve never taken that approach.”