Leeds' manager Steve Evans
Leeds United confirmed last night that head coach Steve Evans' contract will not be renewed for next season.
The Scotsman's departure was not a surprise with Leeds publicly searching for a new manager over the past fortnight.
It has though at least put him out of his misery and allows him to start planning his next step in management, with a move to another Championship club possible.
Leeds manager Steve Evans
Evans was critical of Forest last season after Leeds lost against them, and is not a popular candidate to land their vacant job.
After his sacking from Leeds, Forest fans took to Twitter to express their hope that he is not now suddenly bound for the City Ground.
Evans leaves, please... If there is a god, let him sail straight passed the City Ground. #nffc— Richard Lenton (@Leno_17) May 31, 2016
If Steve Evans turns up at the city ground as the new manager I'm afraid it could be the final straw! #nffc— David Nicholson (@DavidPNicholson) May 31, 2016
Actually think Evans would be good appointment, unfairly sacked at Leeds..#nffc— Rachel Rowbotham (@RachRowbotham) May 31, 2016
Standing next to Steve Evans in George's chippy in WB. Make of it what you want. #nffc— ForestRed. ⭐️⭐️ (@ForestRed1) May 31, 2016
Deservedly or not, Evans would be a tough sell to Forest fans, and that alone should be enough to make the club stay away and look elsewhere and try and find a manager who will get the supporters onside.
Leeds United manager Steve Evans applauds the fans after the game