Rotherham United manager Steve Evans has told the BBC that he does not fear getting the sack, despite the Millers’ slow start to the Sky Bet Championship season.
Evans’ side have gained just one point, from a 0-0 draw at home to Preston North End, from their first five matches in the Championship, leaving them rooted to the bottom of the table.
However, Evans told BBC Radio Sheffield: ‘I’m not frightened of the sack, that’s the last thing I’m frightened of.
‘I work with my chairman every day. After the Fulham match he said that I would be the manager of Rotherham United for as long as I want to be as long as I turn up with the same determination.’
He took over the reins at the South Yorkshire club back in 2012 and, 169 games later, his job is under threat after a disappointing start to the season.
Evans helped them win automatic promotion to Sky Bet League One in his first full season in charge, before guiding the Millers to back-to-back promotions when his side beat Leyton Orient in a dramatic penalty shoot-out in the League One Play-off final at Wembley, having come from 2-0 down to force extra-time.
The 52-year old, who played all of his professional career in Scotland, has previously managed Stamford, Boston United, where he won the Conference, and Crawley Town, who he guided from the Conference to League One in two years.
It must be remembered that Evans helped guide Rotherham to safety in their first season back in the Championship last campaign, finishing five points clear of danger, so has the experience of keeping this side in the division.
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