Report: Steve Evans now frontrunner for Oldham job, wants quick return after Leeds exit

Leeds United manager Steve Evans applauds the fans after the game

Steve Evans is being heavily linked with a move to Oldham Athletic.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans applauds the fans after the gameFormer Leeds manager Steve Evans

According to the Daily Mail, Steve Evans is now a leading contender for the Oldham Athletic job - and he wants a swift return to management having left Leeds United last month.

Evans, 53, parted ways with Leeds at the end of May as the Whites chose to appoint Garry Monk as his replacement, with the Scot lasting less than a year in the job.

Leeds' manager Steve Evans

Evans was hired as Uwe Rosler's replacement back in October, and endured an up-and-down time at Elland Road, which Massimo Cellino ultimately brought to an end last month.

With 14 wins from 38 games in charge, Evans leaves Leeds with a 36.8% win rate, and will be hoping to get back into management soon - even if it's outside of the Championship.

Leeds manager Steve Evans

A League One and League Two expert having thrived with Crawley Town and Rotherham United, Evans is now being linked with a move to Oldham Athletic, who need a new manager following John Sheridan's move to Notts County.

The Daily Mail report that Evans has become a frontrunner for the Oldham job, and he was is keen to make a swift move back into the game following his departure from Leeds.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans

It's claimed that Evans' wage demands are key to any move, and whilst Evans would be a huge coup for the Latics, they can't spend beyond their means to get him, meaning there is still some way to go before a deal can be agreed between the two parties.

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