On the day of Leeds announcing the signings of Manchester City winger Jack Harrison and Brighton & Hove Albion centre-back Ben White, some United supporters were still reacting to news of Paul Evans’ departure.
The club had shared their announcement of Evans’ departure late on Sunday night, with the first-team masseur deciding to leave his duties at Elland Road as he looks to pursue a new career opportunity away from the game.
During his playing days, he turned out for sides such as Shrewsbury Town, Brentford, and Bradford City, and made two outings on the international stage at the centre of Wales’ midfield. He now leaves the Whites after six years, and will clearly be missed by some of the players.
Club captain Liam Cooper led the charge of first-team players sharing their thanks for Evans and his work with the club, claiming: “Not only has Evo been incredibly professional and helped us all over the years, but he’s also been a good friend to all of the players and staff at the club.
“Whilst we will miss him, we respect his decision and wish him all the best for the future.”
The likes of Stuart Dallas and Barry Douglas then followed suit with their gratitude for Evans, as they took to Twitter to share their thanks.
It’s been a pleasure @Psevans18 Best of luck in whatever you decide to do next. Thank you for everything
— stuart dallas (@dallas_stuart) June 30, 2019
“It’s been a pleasure Paul Evans,” Dallas wrote. “Best of luck in whatever you decide to do next. Thank you for everything.”
“All the very best Mr Evo,” Douglas added. “It’s been a pleasure.”
All the very best mr evo it’s been a pleasure ????????????
— Barry Douglas (@barrydouglas03) June 30, 2019
While not every United fan reacting to the news necessarily shared their gratitude for Evans, the club earned a fair few replies…
What did he do? ????????♂️
— Dom (@DominicDonc) June 30, 2019
Looks like it’s a happy ending for the club’s masseuse then
— Martyn ???????? (@martyn_ss) June 30, 2019
This isn’t Costa.. pic.twitter.com/KAvRd3WiMo
— TotalLeeds.co ???????? (@Totallufc) June 30, 2019
This isn’t O’Kane
— ben (@benIufc) June 30, 2019
Who’s gonna massage Helder Costa after a game now hes gone?
— Shaun (@smglufc) June 30, 2019
I like that coops is quoted in this, I know it doesn’t matter that he’s been the spokesman of you like but it reinforces club captain(ism???) for me. Just think it’s a nice touch
— Liam Gray ???????? (@li4mlufc) June 30, 2019
Yet again more leaving than coming in to strengthen the squad and staff
— raymond (@ray85681457) July 1, 2019
All the best Evo….
— Ian Gregory (pek) ???????????????????????????? (@lufcpek) June 30, 2019
Bloody hell, we need to announce a new masseuse now! Any premier league clubs got any good masseuses coming through the masseuse training programmes?
— John Slicer (@JohnSlice80) June 30, 2019
You think he was on loan too?
— Ryan Patterson (@ryanpatt84) June 30, 2019
Good luck lad ????
— Nathan Moffat (@nmoffatv) June 30, 2019