At the beginning of the draw for the Euro 2022, Northern Ireland looked to be in an impossible group. Drawn with Germany and the Netherlands it was imperative for the nation to win its first two matches against fellow group contenders Belarus and Estonia.

Within past weekend Northern Ireland has been able to achieve this with hard-fought victories at Estonia and at home to Belarus putting the nation top of the table.  Jonny Evans one of the star players is delighted with his country’s start to the qualifiers.

Jonny Evans Has Completely Recovered From His Injury In Order To Face The Wolves As Albrighton Extends His Stay At Foxes

Jonny has recovered from his toe injury in a very short period of time and he will be available for play for the next trip to the Molineux. The club of Leicester is all set to welcome back their player, Jonny Evans from his injury in order to face the club of Wolves after the announcement regarding the contract extension of Marc Albrighton was made.

The rapid recovery of Evans from a major toe problem basically means that he will definitely be available to Claude Puel for their trip to Molineux. The former player of Manchester United sustained this injury in the match against Southampton in which his team lost. After the checkup, it was suggested that he will be back in the team by the February’s end.


Former Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has revealed that he still thinks of Roy Keane and the influence he has had on his career ahead of the crunch clash between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in Dublin.

Both teams came up against each other at the Aviva Stadium just last week in a friendly battle with the 30 year old’s football hero sitting on the Ireland’s bench as manager Martin O’Neill’s assistant.

Evans believes in Ireland future

Ireland international defender Jonny Evans believes that the Ireland national team can have a great future. He said that there are plenty of young players that are coming through the ranks and that they should be the backbone of the team in the near future.

He said that the team has made some steady progress during the past months and he is sure that they will be able to build on this success. He said that there has been some disappointment ever since the team failed to qualify for the World Cup and that ever since that day they have been working on improving the team.

Before Manchester United Liverpool Is Advised To Sign Harry Maguire

According to Phil Thompson, the team Liverpool should try to beat the team of Manchester United by signing of Harry Maguire, the Leicester City defender in the summer transfer window final days.

Sky Sports know that the Premier League, of last season and FA Cup runners-up will launch a different bid to sign the center-back of England, but at the same time they would require an offer of world record to acquire Maguire. Worldwide, Virgil van Dijk became the most expensive defender when he switched from Southampton to Liverpool last January for £75m.

Tottenham May Move For Evans

There are media reports that Tottenham Hotspurs may make a move for Jonny Evans if ever West Bromwich Albion is relegated at the end of the season. They will be joining the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United who are also interested in the player.

The player who is currently 30 years old is believed to have a £3million relegation clause in his contract making it an attractive prospect if ever the club is relegated.

Jonny Evans to get improved contract

It is believed that West Brom defender Jonny Evans will be rewarded with an improved contract offer following his decision to remain at the club.

It is reported that several Premier League clubs such as Manchester City and Arsenal were interested to sign the player but the deal could not materialize before the end of the transfer window.

It appears that West Brom is offering their player an improved contract of £80,000 a week in order to remain at the club. This will make Jonny Evans the highest paid player at the club.

Jonny Evans said that he was impressed that a club such as Manchester City was interested in signing him and that has motivated him to work harder. He believes that he has the potential to become a world class player and that he will be working on achieving that.

The West Brom defender said that he is now completely focused on his club and that his objective is to help the team finish as high as they can in the Premier League. He believes that there is a good group of players at West Brom and it is up to the players to believe that they can achieve something.

Jonny Evans still has two years left on his contract, and West Brom will be keen to extend the contract as soon as they can. Tony Pulis said that Jonny Evans had been a great player for them ever since he took charge of the club and he believes that he can be the foundation of something great at the club.

The manager said that everyone at the club would want the player to sign a new deal and that they will be offering an improved offer. He believes that the player will accept the new contract.


West Bromwich Albion are no longer making a move for Arsenal star Kieran Gibbs this summer.

The left back has been linked with a move away from the Emirates but Coach Tony Pulis has declared that The Baggies would not be the destination. Pulis says the club are still hoping to add some players but Gibbs would not be among them.

Pulis added that Johnny Evans would continue in the role he played when the Albions faced the former team he coached Crystal Palace in a friendly recently. After 20 minutes in, the defender twisted his ankle but the coach has allayed fears over a possible injury.

The coach said Evans could have continued but that he opted to pull him out to avoid any problems. He says he wants to avoid any injury in the pre-season.

Palace won the game 2-0 but Coach Frank de Boer was not happy at the challenges West Brom made on winger WilfriedZaha.

It was supposed to be a warm up to the new season but it was quite heated as Nyom, Claudio Yacob, and Ahmed Hegazy roughed each other up as they moved to the tunnel. After the game De Boer spoke against the challenges made on his player.

Hegazy was praised for his efforts in the game. Pulis says the player is feeling at home at the club already. He is happy that the player speaks English and has settled in with his teammates rather quickly, though he adds that the team is set up that way.

“It’s not a difficult group to get in and feel comfortable in. There’s some good people in the group and they get on well together, so it’s not difficult for someone outside coming in and feeling a part of it.”


Northern Ireland national team boss Michael O’Neill has said that one of the players Johnny Evans has what it takes to succeed as a manager if he decided to head that path upon retirement.

The 29-year old defender has raked in 60 caps for the country.

There are talks that he would retire in a few years and move into management. O’Neill opines that if it happens, Evans would be good at it.

“Jonny’s very bright, very intelligent, he knows the game and has strong opinions on the game. Jonny certainly has all the attributes that you would look for in a manager and he’s got good qualities as a human being as well as a football coach,” O’Neill said.

“Jonny certainly has all the attributes that you would look for in a manager and he’s got good qualities as a human being as well as a football coach,” he added.
Evans has spent over a decade in senior team football. He has been coached by Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes, and Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford and then Roy Keane and Tony Pulis.

O’Neill said in the team there are a lot of players that have “good human qualities” that could help them transition to good managers. He adds that the real issue was if the players were ready to start work somewhere and grow. He claimed there were so many opportunities for modern day players outside of the game.

He lamented that the allure of sports punditry was stopping modern players from actually working their way up as managers. He added that life after a football career can be challenging but if retired players decide to do the work then it could be enjoyable.

Sir. Alex Ferguson played a big role in Jonny Evans’ exit from United

Jonny Evans is a 29 year old Northern Irish defender who made his way through the youth academy of Manchester United before eventually being promoted to the 1st team and Evans later went on to spend over 6 seasons with the Premier League outfit.

After making more than 130 appearances wearing the Manchester United jersey, on August of 2015, Evans joined West Bromwich Albion but it wasn’t until very recently that it was unveiled as to why Jonny Evans decided to leave his childhood club and according to the experienced defender, Sir. Alex Ferguson played a big role in his transition from Manchester United over to West Bromwich Albion as the former manager told him a few things that encouraged Evans.

“There were a few whispers and I was playing golf one day at one of the United Foundation events. Sir Alex took me to the side, sitting on the golf buggy, and talked it through with me’’

“He’s obviously big friends with Tony Pulis (at West Bromwich Albion) and was pushing me in that direction. I thanked him for that at the time and took his advice. Me, on the other hand, that wasn’t a surprise. I could see the signs. I felt like it was the time for that to happen. There was no problem. I was looking forward to a new challenge because I knew that once I got playing again, I could really push on’’ Jonny Evans said.

It seems like Jonny Evans was already fairly suspicious about his time in Old Trafford as he stated that leaving Manchester United was a real possibility of him even before talking with Sir. Alex Ferguson and it was the Scottish tactician who gave Jonny Evans the final push that he needed in order to make his move as Evans was not going to be playing a big role in Manchester United anyways.