Leeds United boss Steve Evans to Nottingham Forest? Here's the disparaging remark he made about the Reds earlier this season

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Leeds United boss Steve Evans is one of the leading contenders to land the manager's job at Nottingham Forest.

Nottingham Forest fans appear unanimous in not wanting Leeds United boss Steve Evans to become their next manager, and his comments about them earlier in the season may not have helped his cause.

Evans' odds to get the Forest job have dramatically shortened in the past few days, and rumours have surfaced in the Yorkshire Evening Post suggesting that the Reds have already made an approach for the 53-year-old boss.

Forest have quickly moved to deny these reports (via the Nottingham Post), but there is still a fear amongst supporters of the Midlands side that Evans could get the job.

The Scottish boss is not universally popular amongst football fans, and his forthright comments often rile opposition fans.

Indeed, when Leeds met Forest back in February, the former Rotherham and Crawley boss was up to his old tricks.

Forest beat 1-0 at Elland Road, but Evans was not very impressed by the style of Dougie Freedman’s side.

“I’d rather go the dentist than watch Nottingham Forest every week,” he said to the Guardian after the match.

Evans also went on to state that Leeds had dominated - and Forest fans were quick to express their anger on social media, as HITC covered at the time.

Evans’ contract at Leeds expires in the summer, meaning that Forest may not have to pay any compensation if they do want to appoint the Scottish boss.

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