Evans was offered a job in Qatar just after leaving Leeds United.
Leeds United manager Steve Evans applauds the fans after the game
Steve Evans has admitted that he rejected a big money offer to go and manage in Qatar last summer, following his exit from Leeds United.
The Scotsman is currently in charge of Mansfield Town and is hoping to take the side into the League Two play-off places. He left Leeds after a little under one season at Elland Road last summer, after replacing Uwe Rosler earlier in the campaign in West Yorkshire.
After his exit he studied football across the globe, including in the Middle East, where he got an offer that could have set him up for life.
The former Leeds boss, who has been linked with a job in Qatar again this week, is quoted by ITV as stating:
“Financially speaking the move to Qatar would have set me up for life but I didn't want to go and live in Qatar, I wanted to stay here in England and ply my trade and at the same time have a little break.”
The Scot did a good job at Leeds considering the situation he found himself in under Massimo Cellino and would have felt harshly treated to be let go at the end of last season.
Former Leeds' manager Steve Evans
But he has built himself a good standing with the Stags whilst Leeds have thrived under the management of new boss Garry Monk.
He may not be making millions in Qatar but Evans will be hoping he can bring Mansfield up the football ladder, much like he did with Crawley Town and Rotherham United.