Leeds United head coach Steve Evans wants Rotherham United manager Neil Warnock to win the Championship’s Manager of the Month award for March, despite having been nominated himself.

Other than a 4-1 defeat to Huddersfield at the end of the month, Leeds won all the other three league fixtures in March, and Evans has been nominated for the Manager of the Month award for his side’s exploits.

Evans admits that it is an honour to be nominated on the list which includes Warnock, Burnley boss Sean Dyche and Cardiff City manager Russell Slade, but the Leeds boss believes he should not be winning the accolade.

The Scot wants Warnock to receive the award for managing to turn Rotherham’s season around since joining the club earlier this year, and especially because of their form in the month of March.

Speaking to LUTV about the nomination, the Leeds boss joked: “I can’t be on the list because I am the head coach, not a manager.  


“In all seriousness you are always very honoured when you are nominated for an award, especially in the Championship with so many good managers.

“I think for me though there can only be one winner, and he beat us last week – Neil Warnock.

"When you have the run of results that he’s had, he deserves to get the accolade.”

Warnock’s side are 21st in the Championship and did beat Leeds at the New York Stadium last weekend.