Leeds United boss Steve Evans is keen to pay his respects to the supporters and everyone associated with his former club Rotherham United when he takes his team to the New York Stadium on Saturday.

Despite leaving the club in September last year, the Scot remains a respected figure at Rotherham because during his stint as their manager, he helped the club to rise from League Two football to the Championship.

In his first full season at the club he helped the Millers to gain promotion from League Two, and then subsequently to the Championship, before leaving the club last year because of differences with Rotherham’s board.

Evans has fond memories of his time with the Millers, and he and his assistant Paul Raynor are keen to show their appreciation to the Rotherham fans for their support during his managerial stint.

The Scot said in a press conference: “I had three-and-a-half years of the most wonderful time that any manager could wish to have.  


“Supported not only by a great staff and a great chairman, but by magnificent players; the supporters were there on days when it didn’t look like that we would get promoted from League Two, we did. In League One it looked a bit daunting, especially 2-0 down at Wembley, but we delivered.

“It will be an opportunity for me and Paul Raynor to open our hearts and applaud the Rotherham people, they were fantastic to us as individuals.”

Despite his love for Rotherham, Evans will want to walk away with three points from the game as he is keen to see his side respond to their 4-1 loss to Huddersfield before the international break.