The new Leeds United boss was clearly a wanted man.
New Leeds United manager Steve Evans has explained – in comments published by BBC Radio Leeds – that he could have taken another job in the Championship just days before he was unveiled as the new man in charge at Elland Road.
Evans replaced Uwe Rosler as Leeds manager after the Whites’ 2-1 defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion at the weekend and he was officially unveiled on Tuesday afternoon.
The former Rotherham United boss was a somewhat surprising choice to take over at a club for whom there is currently something akin to a revolving door policy when it comes to managerial appointments, but Evans revealed that had circumstances been different he would not have been available to answer Leeds owner Massimo Cellino’s call.
In comments posted on BBC Radio Leeds’ official Twitter account, Evans said, “I could have gone into another Championship club last Thursday but it didn’t feel right to me, it wasn’t the right time.”
The specific job remains a mystery but Evans obviously felt that now was the right time to accept the role of Leeds manager, and he is tasked with quickly leading them away from their lowly position of 18th and fulfilling their considerable potential.