Leeds United manager Steve Evans has told The Scottish Sun that the prospect of managing Celtic is his dream, but one for the future.
The 53-year-old was appointed Leeds boss last month following the departure of previous manager Uwe Rosler, and he will be reeling this weekend having lost 1-0 at home to his former club Rotherham United at Elland Road on Saturday.
The Scot is looking to steady the ship at Elland Road after a turbulent 18 months under owner Massimo Cellino, but it's unclear how long he will get to change Leeds' fortunes given the trigger-happy nature of Cellino.
Evans is the sixth Leeds manager in the dugout since Cellino's arrival, and he has been vocal about his love for the club recently, even telling The Sun earlier this week that he would reject a move to his boyhood club Celtic in order to stay at Leeds, given how strong his feelings are for the Whites.
However, The Scottish Sun have asked Evans whether it would be something he would consider in the future - and Evans, who grew up as a Celtic fan, has admitted that managing the Bhoys is a dream of his, and he would be excited to even get a phone call about the job at Celtic Park.
"If Peter Lawwell or Dermot Desmond ever rang me I’d get a bit excited because I’m a Celtic boy," said Evans. "Celtic’s the dream for me. Will it ever happen? I don’t know. Good enough to be Celtic manager? I think it’s an honour, whether or not you’re good enough. It will remain a dream for the future," he added.
The comments may seem somewhat contradictory, but Evans made it clear that his dream to manage Celtic is one for the future, not for now; his focus remains entirely on Leeds and their current predicament.
As for the Bhoys, manager Ronny Deila may be under some pressure, but even if the Norwegian does lose his job down the line, it seems unlikely that Celtic would move for the experienced but somewhat unfashionable Evans, even despite his clear passion for the club he grew up supporting.