Steve Evans says he thought it was a joke when he was offered the Leeds job.
Newly-appointed Leeds United manager Steve Evans has told LUTV that he thought it was a joke when he was offered the job at Elland Road.
On another crazy day at Elland Road, volatile owner Massimo Cellino sacked yet another manager - his fifth during his time in charge of Leeds - giving Uwe Rosler his marching orders.
The German was only appointed back in May, but has already lost his job after just two wins in the league this season., and in true Cellino fashion, the replacement has already been appointed, with Steve Evans stepping in to the role.
The Scot, who took Rotherham to successive promotion in 2013 and 2014, left the Millers last month, and is already back in work with Leeds in a shock move.
Speaking to LUTV after completing his deal with Leeds, Evans explained the events that led up to his appointment, and even admitted that when the got the call to replace Rosler on Saturday evening, he thought it was a joke - highlighting just how big the Leeds job really is.
"I went to watch Coventry against Blackpool on Saturday, got treated very well by the directors at Coventry City, and was on the way home. I had a call basically just saying would I have an interest in managing Leeds United, and if I did, could I contact a number - and wow, I thought it was a wind-up!" said Evans.
"I got back home, repeated that to my family - and they said you'd better get in touch! That's the only thing I can say," he added.
Evans is now preparing for Wednesday's trip to face Fulham, after a whirlwind 48 hours at Elland Road - and whilst he may not be the choice of many supporters, Whites fans will back the experienced manager as he looks to enjoy more success than Rosler.