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Steve Evans humbled by Rotherham United landmark

20 March 2014

Steve Evans is humbled to be taking charge of his 100th game as Rotherham United manager when they visit Peterborough United on Saturday.

The 51-year-old was handed the reins at the Millers in April 2012 and after leading them into their brand new New York Stadium, he delivered promotion from League 2 in his first full season.

He has followed that up this campaign by making his side Play-Off certainties in League 1 and he has been able to reflect on plenty of highlights.

"I am very humbled and fortunate to manage a club like Rotherham United, not only to get to 100 games but to get there with a win ratio of over 50 per cent is very satisfying," he told Press Association Sport.

"I am grateful to the chairman, the staff and the players, and of course the supporters who have accepted me from day one.

"Winning promotion last season was a highlight. Promotion was always the first objective and it was always a magical moment but this season, what we have achieved in a very tough league with the likes of Wolves and Sheffield United is staggering.

"The win against Sheffield Wednesday [in the Capital One Cup] was very special as well because we all know the history and tradition of them."

Evans, who was wanted by the Owls earlier this season, is chairman Tony Stewart's longest-serving manager and there is no danger of him going anywhere any time soon.

"I am the chairman's longest serving manager and if I can get to another 100 games I will probably be one of the longest serving managers in England," he added.

"But I would be a fortunate human being if I was to have another 100 games.

"The one thing you get with Rotherham is that it is one football club, one community and as long as we can stay as one then there are many good days that lie ahead."

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