The former Leeds United boss reveals that he turned down a huge offer in China.
Evans parted company with Leeds last month after failing to earn a contract extension under owner Massimo Cellino, despite the Whites finishing 13th in the Championship and 19 points clear of danger when Evans's remit was to avoid relegation.
But the manager has now suggested that he could have landed on his feet by taking over at a Chinese club, where the financial incentive was huge, but the Scot says that life in China did not appeal to him all that much.
“I now become available for work and the financial offer I’ve just had was mindblowing," he said to the Telegraph and Argus.
“But I didn’t want to take my family or my career to China - I had a good look round but it’s not for me.
“It was with a club over there, one league below the top league, and they targeted me from the minute they knew I was leaving Leeds."
He was the sixth managerial casualty in Cellino's brief two-year reign in charge of Leeds, suggesting that his successor Garry Monk does not have time on his side if he wants to last longer than his predecessors.
It is Monk's first job in management since being sacked by Premier League club Swansea City in December, the 37-year-old holding that role for a little less than two years in what was his first foray into the managerial world.
Leeds manager Steve Evans