Former Rotherham United boss Steve Evans who left the club on Monday has declared that it was the right time for him to leave.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, the 52-year-old admitted that the decision came as a shock to him but he now feels that it was the right decision.
“I’ve been at the club for over three years and we’ve had a lot of meetings, but the last few times we met, especially on Monday, there were hurdles we just couldn’t get over.
“Myself and the chairman are two men of huge integrity and we just thought that we wanted to go in different directions, and I think we both felt that it was genuinely amicable.
“It was a sad moment between me and him but it was the right time.”
Since joining the Millers in April 2012, Evans has overseen successive promotions from League Two to the Championship in 2013 and 2014.
Earlier this year under the guidance of Evans, Rotherham survived relegation from the Championship despite being deducted three points in April for fielding an ineligible player.
Despite his undoubted success at the club, Evans insists that he and Chairman Tony Stewart have partied on good terms.
“He was in tears. We had a cup of coffee together and reminisced about the times we’ve had, as you do, and about things we can both learn from. It was a surreal conversation for a few moments but we shook hands and had a bear hug, and there were tears from both sides.
“Every day it was known the respect I have for the man and that relationship will continue for as long as I’m in this world and I’m sure the chairman will echo those sentiments.”
Managerless Rotherham will be hoping to put off the field problems to one side when they face Burnley at the New York Stadium on Friday night, looking to extend their recent Championship winning run to three games.
Millers fans….. Who do you think will take over from Steve Evans as the manager at Rotherham United? Let us know in the comments below!