Evans has been the Leeds head coach since October 2015 and has guaranteed the Whites of Championship football next season.
McDermott, who was in charge of the West Yorkshire outfit from April 2013 until the end of the 2013-14 season, believes that the Scotsman has done a good job at Elland Road.
“I know the manager there, Steve Evans, pretty well,” the Reading boss told the club’s official website. “He’s done a great job in his career ad he’s doing a good job at Leeds because, as I know, the circumstance can be difficult at times.”
Leeds’s performances and results under Evans have been inconsistent, but the Whites have managed to at least retain their Championship status for next season.
Under Evans’s predecessor Uwe Rosler, there was a chance that the West Yorkshire outfit could get dragged into the relegation battle.
Of course, there is always room for improvement, but credit must be given to the Scotsman for getting the job done.
It will be interesting to see if Leeds owner Massimo Cellino retains faith in Evans and keeps him in his position as the team’s head coach next season.
The Whites are one of the biggest clubs in the Championship, and fans will expect the team to at least challenge for a top-six finish in the table during the 2016-17 campaign.