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Steve Evans - I was Crawley Town's greatest ever manager

By Crawley News  |  Posted: May 09, 2013

By Andrew Jameson

"I AM THE GREATEST": Former Crawley Town boss Steve Evans

"I AM THE GREATEST": Former Crawley Town boss Steve Evans

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While paying tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson, Steve Evans has revealed who he thinks was Crawley Town's greatest ever manager - himself.

He told the Crawley News that fellow Scot David Moyes would be perfect for following in Fergie's huge footsteps.

He said: “I’m very passionate about Scottish managers. The best manager Crawley Town ever had was a Scotsman and his name was Steve Evans.

“I was the best manager Crawley Town ever had and I want to make sure a Scotsman is the best manager Rotherham United have ever had.”

Evans also described Crawley Town’s trip to retiring Sir Alex’s Manchester United as the “most special experience” he’s had as a manager.

Evans took The Reds to Old Trafford in the FA Cup fifth round in 2011.

And although Evans’ side narrowly lost the game 1-0, Crawley came close to pulling off a result that would have shocked the footballing world.

Evans, who has just led Rotherham United to promotion to League One, said: “I have won promotion a number of times now with different clubs and there is no doubt that they were special experiences.

“But to take a non-league club to Old Trafford and play so well was brilliant.”

Evans, who led Crawley Town into the Football League for the first time, said that Ferguson had been a mentor to him.

He added: “I talk to him a lot and after games he’s renowned for having managers in for a drink after matches, but when we visited the team bus was parked outside waiting for hours.

“When we won promotion to the league at Crawley, he was the first to text me his congratulations.

“I’ve still got the text because it meant an awful lot to me.”

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  • SamJordan87  |  May 09 2013, 4:32PM

    Steve Evans didnt get Crawley promoted into the Football League though! More lies!

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