Sheffield Wednesday: Millers chief dismisses Owls talk

Rotherham boss Steve Evans has been linked with the vacant Owls position.
Rotherham boss Steve Evans has been linked with the vacant Owls position.
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Rotherham United manager Steve Evans has moved to cool speculation linking him with the Sheffield Wednesday managerial vacancy.

The Scot has been linked with the Owls role over the last 24 hours following Dave Jones’ departure.

But, having spoken to Millers chairman Tony Stewart and chief operating offier Paul Douglas this morning, Evans, who took the club up last season, insists he has no intention of leaving the League One club.

Evans said: “In that said meeting, I reiterated my commitment to Rotherham United FC and the project I started some 18 months ago. As a manager you must remain focused on the job in hand and there is certainly much work to be done not only immediately but also in the medium and long term.

“When your team is winning football matches on a regular basis and playing a brand of football that is exciting to watch, there normally follows an admiration for what you are delivering. However, I will not allow anything to take my focus off the work that is needed to deliver the objections set for me by a very supportive chairman and board of directors.”

Wednesday chairman Milan Mandaric has stated he wants a “winner” to succeed Jones, who was sacked on Sunday after the club’s third successive Championship defeat.

Mandaric says the club are compiling a four-man shortlist and will begin interviews on Thursday.