Evans committed to Rotherham

Date published: Thursday 30th April 2015 9:15

Rotherham defied a three-point deduction to guarantee their second-tier status by beating Reading on Tuesday night and Evans, who delivered back-to-back promotions in his first two years at the club, ranks that as the best feat of his managerial career.

Despite bringing three years of unrivalled success to the Millers, Evans often faces questions about his future.

He was heavily linked with his hometown side Peterborough earlier in the season and with the League One club only appointing Dave Robertson until the end of the season, it is a link that has never gone away.

But the Scot is unequivocal about where he will be at the start of the 2015/16 campaign.

“I’ll be at Rotherham United. I have got a contract that runs there, I have a fantastic relationship with the chairman,” he told talkSPORT. “I have got no wishes or desires to be somewhere else and I think the win on Tuesday showed us we have a journey to continue.

“I want to stay and see the job through. I think us surviving in the Championship isn’t me taking the club to its maximum potential.

“We think we can take our ambitions a little bit higher and if anybody wants inspiration then they need to look no further than Eddie Howe at Bournemouth.

“We can do a lot better next year but it would be very difficult to break into that elite group.

“But it’s about stages. So let’s say next season we can cement our place in mid-table and then build on it and with the ground and infrastructure continuing to be improved then I think you can build a challenge.”

However, Evans admits he expects to manage Posh at some stage in his career, saying it is the “right club at the wrong time”.

“I have got a great affinity with a club where I have lived in the city for 20 years,” he added.

“It’s no secret that all my in-laws are Peterborough supporters and I have got fantastic respect for Darragh MacAnthony and I’m friends with Barry Fry but the reality is I have got a lot of unfinished business at Rotherham United and I want to see it through.

“But at some point in the future in my career I would love to manage Peterborough United, I’m not going to tell anyone any lies. Right club, wrong time.”

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