Steve Evans has claimed that Leeds United still remain in the top-five biggest clubs in English football, and that for him only the Celtic job would have been bigger.

The former Whites boss admitted that he didn’t even apply for the job before moving to Elland Road, a tenure which didn’t last long.

Outside of Leeds, he claimed that the only job he considered bigger in the United Kingdom was with Celtic in Glasgow.

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Evans reiterated the point that he didn’t mention either Manchester club or Liverpool when he was asked the question by a fan.

“I was at Leeds and everyone at the time, and still today, would recognise that they are probably one of the four or five biggest clubs in British football,” he told the Glasgow Times.

“I remember someone asked me, in terms of UK football, what would be considered a bigger job.

“I didn’t say Liverpool, Manchester United or Manchester City. I said Glasgow Celtic. It would be a dream job.”

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We can all sit back and relax knowing that Leeds have come a very long way since Evans was in charge of the club all those years ago.

Andrea Radrizzani has come into the club and managed to pull off the appointment of Marcelo Bielsa – imagine going from Evans to the South American in the space of a few years, we’ll take that.

The Premier League has certainly missed Leeds, and they could be about to join the top-flight for the first time in almost 20 years next season – we look forward too it.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay: Andrea Radrizzani has held talks with Alan Smith over Leeds role

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