When asked for his reaction to the news, he said: “[I was] Somewhat surprised. But the Millers find themselves at that stage of the season where results have to turn, and turn quickly.”
It was confirmed on Monday afternoon that Redfearn had been sacked by Rotherham, having taken charge of just 20 Championship games this season.
His record was not great, with only five victories in those games, and a points per game return of 0.85, but Redfearn was hardly granted much time at the New York Stadium.
The Millers sit in the bottom three, two points off MK Dons in 21st place, but there is no immediate threat of being relegated.
There are still many games ahead, and whoever comes in to replace Redfearn will have just as hard a job considering the Rotherham squad is not that strong.
Tellingly, Evans himself only had a slightly better record that Redfearn at the beginning of this season.
Before leaving the club, and taking charge of Leeds United - where Redfearn spent a spell last term - Evans was averaging 0.89 points per game - only a slight improvement on Redfearn’s 0.89.
It was a surprise to see Redfearn sacked after such a short time in charge of the club, and the Millers’ will be hoping that their decision is paid off by securing Championship survival at the end of this season.