The former Leeds United boss gave a glowing reference for the player.
The Championship side have had seven head coaches since Cellino's takeover was ratified by the Football League.
With Garry Monk's position as Leeds United manager already the subject of much speculation, we take a look at the managers that have come and gone at Elland Road since Massimo Cellino took charge in early 2016.
Evans was dismissed by Leeds last week and replaced with former Swansea City boss Garry Monk at Elland Road.
Whites supporters would love to see their former manager back at Elland Road.
The Reading manager recommended the Celtic midfielder when he was a scout at Arsenal.
Reading have failed to show any signs of progress since the return of Brian McDermott.
Leeds United beat Reading 3-2 on Saturday afternoon.
The Reading manager returns to Elland Road this weekend.
Leeds United and Reading will face each other in the Championship this weekend.