Steve Evans has stressed that he doesn’t regret managing Leeds United as he feels very few managers can say no to an offer from the Yorkshire giants.

The Scot took charge of the club in October last year after Uwe Rosler’s dismissal and took a team who looked like relegation candidates to mid-table security at the end of last season.

Despite being popular amongst the players and Leeds fans, Evans was let go in the summer, and Leeds appointed former Swansea boss Garry Monk as their new head coach.

While his time at Leeds ended in sadness, the Glaswegian has no regrets over taking up the job last October as he insisted that it would always be hard for anyone to turn down the manager’s role at Elland Road because of the sheer size of the football club.

On whether he regretted taking over at Leeds, Evans told Radio Yorkshire: “No, as whoever gets the call to be manager or head coach of Leeds United, you literally put the phone down and start your car.  


“From a distance I read Garry’s interview and I read the words that when he got the call from Leeds United, everything else became secondary.

“Your terms and everything else become secondary, and that takes care of itself when you become a head coach of a big football club, you get the rewards with it.”

The 53-year-old came close to taking over at Peterborough United this summer.