Steve Evans believes Massimo Cellino would say this about his time at Leeds United; fans seem to agree

Leeds United manager Steve Evans (R)

The former Leeds United boss has taken over League Two side, Mansfield Town.

Former Leeds United manager Steve Evans is back in football at Mansfield Town.

Leeds declined to extend Evans' contract beyond the end of last season, despite the 54-year-old leaving them five places better off than when he found them the previous October.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans applauds the fans after the game

At his Mansfield unveiling, Evans told reporters (via BBC Radio Nottingham's Facebook page) that he was glad of the rest, adding that he gave his life to his previous clubs.

And as far as the Glaswegian is concerned, his former chairmen, including controversial Leeds chief Massimo Cellino, would verify those claims.

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino

"The fans will get everything," Evans said. "They’ll get Steve Evans' life and if you go and ask Massimo Cellino, the owner of Leeds United, if you go and ask Tony Stewart, the owner of Rotherham, you can’t ask Bruce Winfield who is sadly no longer with us, the guy who led the revolution down at Crawley Town along with the Carter family, then they would say you get my life.

"I literally live and breathe it, so that’s what they get plus a wealth of experience now across the years and someone who’s very focussed."

Based on the reactions of most Leeds fans on Twitter, Evans' efforts did not go unappreciated.

Mansfield are currently 18th in League Two, but find themselves three points away from both the play-off and relegation places.

But Evans’ record will no doubt encourage the Stags faithful, with promotions at four of his five clubs (Stamford, Boston United, Crawley and Rotherham).

Having been given funds to strengthen the squad left behind by Evans, his successor, Garry Monk, has led the Whites to sixth in the Championship this season.

Garry Monk manager of Leeds United

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