Report: Steve Evans once again a strong contender for the Nottingham Forest job

Leeds United manager Steve Evans applauds the fans after the game

Nottingham Forest could look to appoint former Leeds United boss Steve Evans, after a prolonged search for a new manager.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans (R)

According to a report in the Daily Mail, former Leeds United boss Steve Evans is now a strong contender for the Nottingham Forest job.

Evans was linked with Forest earlier in the summer, but the Midlands club quickly refuted the links - stating that they were looking elsewhere.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans applauds the fans after the game

Forest then attempted to appoint Gus Poyet, but the Uruguayan opted to move to Real Betis, and that seems to have thrown their plans out the window.

Forest still have not found a permanent manager to takeover next season - despite having three months to search since the departure of Dougie Freedman.

The Reds have been linked with Manchester United assistant Ryan Giggs, while other reports suggest that they want a foreign coach.

Leeds manager Steve Evans

However, the Mail claim that Evans remains in contention to takeover at the City Ground, following the impressive job he did with Leeds.

Evans guided Leeds away from the relegation zone and into mid-table last season, before being replaced by Garry Monk at Elland Road.

Evans was close to taking over at Oldham Athletic, but that move fell through, and it seems that it is possible that the Forest job could become an option for the 53-year-old once again in the coming weeks.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans

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