Steve Evans says he would cry if he lost his job as Leeds boss.
Leeds United manager Steve Evans has told The Times that if he ever has to leave Elland Road, he would end up crying whilst driving out of the club.
Evans, 53, left Rotherham United back in late September, but wasn't out of work long, as just weeks later he was appointed manager of Leeds United following the sacking of Uwe Rosler.
Whilst his arrival seemed to be a strange one at the time, the Scot has exceeded expectations at Elland Road so far, having stabilised Leeds' position in the Championship.
Previously hovering around the lower reaches of the table, Evans has lost just three of his 15 games in charge of Leeds, and currently has his side on an eight-game unbeaten run after beating former club Rotherham United 2-0 in the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon.
Fans have taken to Evans' passion for the club, and whilst chairman Massimo Cellino is known for sacking managers on a regular basis, Evans looks to the most stable of any manager appointed by the Italian.
Now, speaking to The Times, Evans has stated that he feels 'proud and fortunate' to be in charge at Elland Road, and added that if he ever has to leave the club, he would drive away crying, such is his love for Leeds United.
"If I leave Leeds United I will drive through that barrier at Thorp Arch and probably cry all the way to the M1," said Evans. "Leeds are such a fantastic club with such fantastic people. I never, ever thought the opportunity to manage Leeds or a club of this stature would ever come."
"People said your success on the pitch with promotions says you should have a chance. But you’re never going to get a club in the Premier League if you’re a British coach, you’re going to have to take a club there. You can be a lot less successful overseas and get a Premier League job. I’m so proud and fortunate to be head coach at Leeds United," he added.
Given how Leeds have been playing under Evans' stewardship, it seems unlikely that he will be asked to leave the club any time soon, even with the volatile Cellino calling the shots.
Evans has Leeds nine points adrift of the play-off places, and based on their recent form, a top six finish isn't out of the question just yet - and even if he doesn't achieve that, Evans deserves the chance to build something for next season, and prevent any tears from an exit.
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