Report: Ex-Leeds United boss Steve Evans turns down Oldham Athletic job offer

Leeds United manager Steve Evans applauds the fans after the game

Evans was sacked by Leeds owner Massimo Cellino at the end of last month.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans applauds the fans after the game

Steve Evans has only been out of work for three weeks after leaving Leeds United but it already appears as though he is a wanted man, with Sky Sports reporting that he has turned down the opportunity to take over at Oldham Athletic.

Evans was dismissed by Leeds owner Massimo Cellino at the end of May after just seven months in charge at Elland Road despite steering the club to a mid-table finish.

Leeds' manager Steve Evans

The Scottish manager has already been replaced by former Swansea City head coach Garry Monk and is actively looking for a new job in the Football League.

However, it seems as though he is being selective when assessing opportunities offered to him, as Sky Sports claim that the former Rotherham United manager turned down the chance to take over from John Sheridan at Oldham on Tuesday.

Leeds manager Steve Evans

Oldham secured League One survival last season, but Evans may feel that the decent job he did in steadying the ship at Leeds under the pressure of working for the outspoken Cellino should warrant him a higher profile club.

Evans left Elland Road with the highest win percentage of any 'permanent' manager in the Cellino era and secured the club's highest points tally and league position in three years, as well as guiding the Whites to the fifth round of the FA Cup for only the second time in 13 years.

It remains to be seen what other opportunities will be presented to Evans but the move to turn down Oldham suggests that the 53-year-old has his sights set on another Championship job.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans

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