The Leeds boss has switched the Yorkshire club's aims with so little left to play for this term.
Indeed, United have struggled for league form recently and were knocked out of FA Cup at Watford on Saturday afternoon.
And, asked about Leeds' current/new target for the season, the Scot simply replied: "The target now would be to finish in 10th."
Evans' tone audibly changed after his side's FA Cup exit at Watford. That's understandable, of course, but his tendency to make grand claims remains - and that won't do him any favours when Leeds are struggling.
Evans continues to talk of promotion next season, insisting he will bring more and better players to Elland Road.
He has also continued to defend struggling players who he feels must be picked regardless of form, while criticising others he is unwilling to give a chance.
Next up for Leeds is a home clash against Fulham on Tuesday night. Everyone could do with a morale-boosting result, although the likes of Slavisa Jokanovic and Ross McCormack may have something to say about that.