Steve Evans explains what Craig Brown told him upon becoming Leeds boss

Craig Brown had words of advice for Steve Evans when he took the Leeds job.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has told The Scottish Sun that he received a phone call from former Scotland manager Craig Brown upon being appointed by the Whites.

Evans, 53, was appointed as Uwe Rosler's replacement at Elland Road just over a month ago, and his results have been something of a mixed bag so far.

The Scot has won two, drawn two and lost two of his first six games as Leeds boss, with Saturday's 1-0 home defeat to Rotherham United a particular blow having won twice in a row prior to that game.

Evans has now looked back on his first night as Leeds boss, where he received a phone call from a former international manager.

The Leeds boss has told The Scottish Sun that he spoke to former Scotland manager Craig Brown having been appointed at Elland Road, and revealed that Brown told him that no matter what happens, he can always say that he has managed Leeds United.

"Late at night, on the day I was appointed, my phone rang," said Evans. "It was Craig Brown and he said ‘Somebody’s telling me you’re the new manager of Leeds United’. I said: ‘Yes boss, it’s true’. He responded ‘If you wake up in the morning and you’re not the manager of Leeds United then at least you’ve been the manager of Leeds United’."

As one of the biggest clubs in England, it's no surprise that the Leeds job is regarded so highly not only by Evans, but also by a manager like Brown too.

Ultimately, Evans will hope to keep his job for a while yet, but given the short stints of his predecessors, he certainly has to work hard to make it even until the end of the season at Elland Road, regardless of how delighted he is to be managing the club right now.

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