Leeds fans react on Twitter to Steve Evans return to management
By Dominic Toner
Steve Evans has been appointed the manager of Mansfield on Wednesday – and Leeds supporters have responded with mixed views on Twitter.
The League Two outfit have announced that the former Leeds boss has taken charge at the One Call Stadium after Adam Murray ended his two-year stay with the club on Monday.
Mansfield confirmed the appointment of 54-year-old Evans on their official Twitter account.
CONFIRMED: We are delighted to announce nine-time promotion winning manager Steve Evans as our new first team boss. pic.twitter.com/WZtDp0xCfv
— Mansfield Town FC (@mansfieldtownfc) November 16, 2016
Evans has been out of management since he was sacked by Leeds in May and will now try to get Mansfield promoted from League Two, where they are currently just three points adrift of a play-off place despite sitting 18th in the table.
The Whites fans have given mixed opinions on their former manager but most agree he will be successful at Mansfield.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Can't believe Evans has gone to stags, but what a great appointment for them, liked the bloke at Leeds, deserved a shot at our job!
— Jordan Shepherd (@JordShepherd) November 16, 2016
Steve Evans will do well in League Two, so a good appointment for Mansfield. However, I despise the man.
— The Mad Leeds Fan (@TheMadLeedsFan) November 16, 2016
— Peter GrumpyConnick (@Leedsbarca) November 16, 2016
It really pains me when I see former managers described as ex-Leeds when they are Steve Evans and David Hockaday ffs
— Tom Raynor (@TOMLUFC1995) November 15, 2016
Lot of respect for Steve Evans, he gave his all for #lufc, all the best to him ⚽️
— Sam O'Hara (@SDO_8) November 16, 2016
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) November 15, 2016
Happy for Steve Evans #lufc
— Daniel Bridgeman (@dantheleedsfan) November 16, 2016
Evans spent just seven months in charge at Elland Road and was the most recent of the six managers sacked by owner Massimo Cellino in a two-year period.
Current Leeds boss Garry Monk has helped his side rise to a play-off position this season and is trying to return the Yorkshire club to the Premier League.
Evans helped the Whites to finish 13th in the Championship after taking over from Uwe Rosler, but that was not enough to keep his job from the ruthless Cellino.
Scotsman Evans does have a great CV for securing promotions and has already achieved nine in his managerial career.
He helped Rotherham achieve consecutive promotions from League Two up to the Championship and will be hopefully of a similar story with Mansfield.
In other Leeds news, the club’s supporters responded to a message from Andrea Radrizzani on Twitter.