Steve Evans admitted “there were some tears from both sides” after he parted ways with Championship outfit Rotherham on Monday.
The controversial boss has admitted his departure from the South Yorkshire club was a surprise, but in true Evans style he managed to sign off with some classic third-person quotes.
The Scot left his post after three-and-a-half years when differences were exposed between himself and chairman Tony Stewart during a routine meeting between the pair.
“I think when the chairman, Tony Stewart, and myself woke up yesterday morning, there was nothing on our radar,” Evans told Radio Sheffield.
“We had our normal meeting as we have had on a daily basis for three-and-a-half years. The meeting was more business than anything else.
“But at the end of that meeting when decisions were made both for myself and the chairman for the football club that we were heading in a different direction, we were left with two people in the room – myself and the chairman.
“We hugged and embraced each other and there were some tears from both sides. It was a very emotional moment; to watch Steve Evans watch his chairman shed lots of tears and be very emotional knowing that we were going to formally part.
“It was a moment that will stay with me for a long time.”
Former Crawley boss Evans claimed he and Stewart will remain firm friends after the pair guided Rotherham to back-to-back promotions in 2012/13 and 2013/14.
“Steve Evans had to make a decision for Steve Evans and Tony Stewart had to make a decision for Tony Stewart.
“We parted yesterday as friends and for the next twenty years, we will be the best of friends. Not only with me, but my family,” added Evans.