Steve Evans comments on possibility of becoming Hibernian manager

Leeds United manager Steve Evans

Alan Stubbs looks set for Rotherham United role.

Leeds manager Steve Evans

Leeds United are currently on the hunt for a new boss after Steve Evans’ departure from the club was confirmed yesterday.

So whilst Leeds are on the hunt for a new manager, Evans is on the hunt for a new job.

When talking to Sky Sports News HQ yesterday about his future he was asked about the managerial vacancy at Hibernian. It looks as though Alan Stubbs is set to take the vacant Rotherham United job, another of Evans’ former clubs, who are looking for a new manager after the departure of Neil Warnock.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans

So would Evans be interested? He told Sky Sports:

"I've always said I'll go back up north for the right opportunity.

"I won't put myself forward for the Hibs job - I think Alan Stubbs is still the Hibernian manager until he puts pen to paper in Rotherham.

Neil Warnock manager of Rotherham United celebrates at the end of the game

"I'm now officially looking for a role and I hope to find the right one. It has to be right for me and the club."

Evans is from Glasgow and played football for the likes of Clyde, Albion Rovers, Ayr United and St Johnstone before having to retire at the age of 24.

He has however never coached in Scotland – having spent time with Stamford, Boston United, Crawley Town, Rotherham and, latterly, Leeds.

Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs

So a move north of the border would actually be quite an odd switch from the former Leeds boss but it is clearly something he is willing to consider.

Evans guided Leeds to Championship safety and even flirted with the play-offs near the end of the season but controversial Italian owner Massimo Cellino has decided to look elsewhere.

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