Ben Pringle has told the Daily Mail that he got away with murder when working with Steve Evans at Rotherham United.
Pringle was plucked from Rotherham's reserve team when Evans took over at the New York Stadium, and he went on to become a first-team star at the New York Stadium.
Now, with Pringle at Fulham and Evans recently taking charge of Leeds United, the midfielder has given a glowing endorsement of his former boss's management style, although he admits that the 52-year-old boss was lenient with him.
"He's a very passionate guy about his football," he said. "Working for him was very intense and always high energy, but back-to-back promotions made it worth it.
"His managing style goes against the norm which is what makes him completely different, some people can handle it some can't, but nobody can really argue with his record.
"It's the way he gets his point across – he'll tell you exactly what he thinks and not hold back, whether it's in the street or on the training pitch, which is quite rare these days. He was always very good with me, played me every opportunity he could and I got away with murder most of the time."
Pringle has gone on to become one of the most dangerous midfielders in the Championship, and he owes much of his success to Evans' tutelage.
The former Boston United boss nurtured the winger's talent and allowed him to flourish, and it is, therefore, no surprise to see him speak so highly of his former manager.
Leeds fans will still be encouraged to hear Pringle's praise for Evans, though, as he was not a unanimously popular choice at Elland Road.
Many Whites supporters felt that Massimo Cellino had made a mistake by appointing Evans, but the initial signs have been promising under his leadership.