Roy Evans CBE

Roy Evans was most recently the assistant manager of Wales.

Previously, Evans served Liverpool loyally from the moment he signed for the club as an apprentice in 1965 to the day he made his reluctant departure from the club in 1998 after four years as the team manager.

Roy made his full league debut in 1969. After five seasons as a left-back in Bill Shankly's Liverpool sides, his successor Bob Paisley persuaded Roy to try to work towards being a coach.

Being the youngest member of the legendary 'Boot Room' coaching team at Liverpool didn't prevent Liverpool's then chairman John Smith from predicting that Evan would go on to manage the Merseyside club.

As manager of Liverpool reserves, Roy won the Central League Championship in his first season in 1975. He won it seven times in nine years, before being followed by another future Liverpool manager Joe Fagan. When Fagan took over as manager from Bob Paisley, he appointed Roy to the senior coaching staff, where he played a part in Liverpool's great triumphs under Fagan and, subsequently, under Kenny Dalglish.

Evans was Graeme Souness' assistant manager from 1993 when the former midfielder became the Liverpool manager, and he succeeded Souness in 1993/94.

His spell as the Liverpool manager was somewhat difficult. He managed the team to a League Cup triumph over Bolton Wanderers in 1995 before he oversaw his only FA Cup Final in 1996 against Manchester United.

Roy was instrumental in developing players like Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman and Michael Owen.

He left Liverpool in November 1998, leaving Gerard Houllier to take sole charge of the team.

He then briefly assisted former Liverpool striker Karl Heinz Riedle as caretaker manager of Fulham towards the end of the 1999/2000 season.

He returned to manager in August 2001 with Swindon Town and brought in former Liverpool player Neil 'Razor' Ruddock as his assistant.

In November 2004, he then teamed up with John Toshack to assist him with the Welsh National Team where he remains today.

In February 2007, he also assisted Brian Carey at League Two strugglers Wrexham, and left at the end of the season after helping Wrexham avoid relegation to the Conference National.

Honours (1)
  • domestic-trophies
    • Liverpool:
      • League Cup Winners, (1995-04-02)
start date
Finish date