Leeds United are currently in 16th place in the Championship table.
At the start of the campaign, Uwe Rosler was in charge of the Whites, while Evans was managing at the New York Stadium.
And the 53-year-old boss has revealed that he never felt that squad that Leeds assembled last summer had enough quality to mount a promotion push.
“Back in the summer, from a Rotherham point of view, I never looked at Leeds and thought they’d be top six or eight,” he said. “I really didn’t. I’ve got to make sure that most managers around the Championship think Leeds have a squad on July 1 this year that can properly challenge next year.”
Evans has made no secret of his desire to get Leeds promoted from the Championship, but so far improvements have been marginal.
Although the Whites have progressed slightly under Evans, they are still lodged in 16th place in the Championship table.
Leeds haven’t been able to make the play off push that Evans so desperately craved this season, and he also hasn’t been able to put his own stamp on their squad yet.
Leeds made just three additions in the January transfer window, and Toumani Diagouraga’s was their only permanent addition, with Liam Bridcutt and Mustapha Carayol only joining on loan.