Rotherham United: Millers boss won’t change his style

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rotherham United manager Steve Evans says his management style won’t alter - he will be in players’ faces and his touchline style will remain the same.

“We tell players when we sign them that we’ll be in their faces,” said Evans whose side have a home game this afternoon against promotion rivals Northampton Town.

“Well, we will continue to be in people’s faces. But that’s not how I operate all the time. The perception is that I’m like it Monday to Friday but I chat to players every day.

“I’ll speak individually to players and there is a meaning to the chat and you chat more to your experienced players.”

He criticised those putting out rumours about him having rows with players and falling out with individuals.

“I’ve heard the rumours and it couldn’t be further from the truth.”

Evans also said he’d heard the criticism about his style on the touchline.

“The perception is that the manager is driving the team forward and people have said that Steve Evans drove them on at Rochdale and we got a late win,” he said.

“And at Exeter, in the mud and rain, ruining my shoes and my trousers but driving them on and we got a win there.

“Then they see me shouting and bawling and when we’re not winning they says it’s not a good thing. I shall continue doing what I feel is best to get us the best possible result.

“The chairman wanted a passionate manager; he didn’t want someone standing on the touchline doing nothing. I won’t be changing.”

Northampton, with their direct style under Aidy Boothroyd, stand two points above Rotherham who will look to check a three-match losing run.