, When he was ten years old, Evatt played for the district side in his hometown and was scouted by Derby County. “I had spoken to Billy during the week about my concerns and it was the same after the game,” he said. Newly appointed Bolton Wanderers Head Coach Ian Evatt spoke to bwfc.co.uk for the first time since his arrival at the football club. His first appearance in the Derby team came in the last match of the 2000–01 season, on 19 May 2001 at Pride Park, when he replaced Þórður Guðjónsson in the 78th minute. He made 26 appearances for the Bloomfield Road club. However, it is imperative his revolution gets a flying start. , Evatt scored his second League goal for the Seasiders on 15 August 2009 in Blackpool's first home game of the 2009–10 season, a 1–1 draw at Bloomfield Road against Cardiff City. "It hasn’t been the opposition or what they’ve done because they’re a better team than us.
He was also attracting interest from other clubs, including Leicester City..
He was banned from attending football matches for three years and at trial pleaded guilty to assault..  In the 2001–02 season he spent two months on loan with Division Two club Northampton Town, from 10 August to 10 October 2001, playing in eleven League games. Then, just before George Burley was appointed as manager to replace John Gregory, who had been sacked in March, Evatt had to have a double hernia operation and he did not feature much for Derby afterwards. Slim Patches: Do They Help You Lose Weight? Ian Evatt played in the Premier League for Derby County and Blackpool. They saw the potential for me to be a better centre-half.  Evatt lost his first four competitive matches in charge, the first time this has happened to a Bolton Manager. Ian Ross Evatt (born 19 November 1981) is a former English professional football manager and head coach of League Two club Bolton Wanderers. I won’t hide anything. On 1 August 2006 he was sent on a six-month loan to Blackpool, who were then in League One.  However, in the summer he needed a further hernia operation as the operation the previous year while he was with Derby did not fix the problem. His equaliser took the tie to a replay at Carrow Road.  This had Bolton in their lowest ever league position in their history, 21st in League Two. I must say the way he came back the very start of pre-season and how fit he was showed me that he wanted to fight for his place at this football club, which was great. Bolton Wanderers are expected to name Barrow boss Ian Evatt as their new manager, reports BBC Radio Cumbria. , In his second season in charge, Evatt guided Barrow back to the Football League for the first time in 48 years as champions of the National League. After Blackpool's promotion to the Premier League, he was sent off half an hour into their second fixture, a 6–0 reversal at Arsenal on 21 August 2010. He made a total of 34 League appearances for The Rams, including some in the Premier League, but was released by George Burley at the end of the 2002–03 season. On 2 April 2009, Evatt signed a new two-year contract with Blackpool, with an option for a further year. ... Five Things: Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Bradford City A win!!! On 2 June 2005, Evatt signed a three-year contract with Championship club Queens Park Rangers for a fee of £150,000, under a clause in his contract at Chesterfield that allowed him to move if a six-figure bid was made. As a subscriber, you are shown 80% less display advertising when reading our articles.  Initially he played in midfield, where he struggled, before being moved by McFarland into central defence, where his performances improved.