Alex Revell has warned Leeds United’s players that Steve Evans will not tolerate them if they do not work hard enough, in Wigan Today.
Revell worked with Evans at Rotherham United, and he is an advocate of the 53-year-old boss.
However, the target-man striker admitted that there will be some players who do not enjoy working under Evans.
“Under Steve Evans [at Rotherham], there was a fear factor,” Revell said. “You knew you had to work hard or you wouldn’t be at the club any more.
“Not just you wouldn’t be in the team – you wouldn’t be at the club any more. Listen, he is what he is. He’s a character, but no-one can argue with his CV.
“It takes a certain type of player to deal with him – some players can’t deal with that, some can. You know that if you’re not the kind of player that can, then you’re not going to be there for very long. He liked players who would work hard, give him everything, and leave nothing behind.
“Sometimes he’d go off his rocker a bit, but it’s worked. He’s a different type of manager to what some people would like. But if I was an owner and I wanted to get results, his CV speaks for itself.”
Revell thrived at Rotherham under Evans’ leadership, so it is no surprise to see him speak so highly of his former boss.
It seems that Evans has made a positive impression at Leeds so far, as he has guided the Whites up the table since taking charge last month.
Evans has only lost one of his first five matches in the Leeds' dugout, and the team are looking to be much improved.
Leeds next fixture is against Evans’ and Revell’s old side, Rotherham, and a win in that contest could take them up into the top-half of the Championship standings.