Rotherham United set to extend Steve Evans' contract

Steve Evans

Rotherham chairman Tony Stewart wants manager Steve Evans to agree a long-term contract.

Evans took over last April and has the club on the cusp of promotion, with the Millers needing a point from Saturday's match against bottom side Aldershot.

And a delighted Stewart told BBC Radio Sheffield: "I'm very happy with what Steve has done.

"Steve has said to me he wants to be here for the next 10 years and that seems about right to me."

He added: "We've moved into a new stadium and we've had 30 players coming in and out of the club in the last nine months. To consolidate that and get us to where we are today is incredible."

The Millers have recorded four successive wins, their best run of form this season, to sit two points clear of fourth-placed Cheltenham going into the final round of matches.

Stewart is confident that should the club secure a return to third tier for the first time since being relegated in 2007 they have the personnel to compete in League One.

"We think we could hit the ground running," he said.

"The manager is confident that the calibre of players we have would perform better in League One than they are in League Two.

"Steve and I communicate very well and I know he will be suggesting players to me that he thinks we need. My job is to give him those resources."