Report: Bolton Wanderers not interested in Steve Evans and never were

Leeds United manager Steve Evans (R)

Leeds United relieved Evans of his head coach duties yesterday.

Leeds United manager Steve EvansLeeds United manager Steve Evans

Bolton Wanderers will not be appointing Steve Evans as their new head coach, according to a report from The Bolton News.

The Scottish boss was told he was being relieved of his duties at Leeds with his contract expiring this summer. The club’s president Massimo Cellino has made no secret of his apparent desire to bring in someone else, with the likes of MK Dons boss Karl Robinson and Bristol Rovers manager Darrel Clarke spoken to in recent weeks.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans applauds the fans after the gameLeeds United manager Steve Evans applauds the fans after the game

With Evans seemingly on the way out of Elland Road he was reportedly being considered as a potential successor to Neil Lennon at the Macron Stadium.

However, The Bolton News is suggesting that will not be the case.

Bolton Wanderers manager Neil LennonBolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon

They claim that The Trotters have now narrowed their search down to one man – with Evans not that candidate.

They also carry a quote from Lee Anderson, a player recruitment worker at Bolton, who stated:

"Steve Evans is not of interest, there has been no approach from either party at any stage."

The report suggests Nigel Adkins, Steve Cotterill or Brian McDermott are the likely options.

Sheffield United manager Nigel Adkins before the matchSheffield United manager Nigel Adkins before the match

Bolton were relegated from the Championship at the end of last season and have recently been taken over after battling a crippling financial position for much of last season.

Evans will however not be short of job offers after doing a good job at Leeds under almost impossible circumstances.

Whilst Bolton don’t want him, someone else is bound to come calling soon.

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