Thursday, November 12, 1998 Published at 14:55 GMT
Evans quits Anfield
Roy Evans: "It would be a bigger mistake to stay"
He made the announcement at a news conference at Anfield on Thursday afternoon.
Despite being offered another job at the club, Evans said he decided to make a clean break.
"I want to give Gerard (Houillier) and the team a chance and to do that you have to walk away.
"I've done the job with honesty and integrity," he said.
"People say it's been a failure I dispute that - but for the club it's necessary for me to make a break."
The move was regarded by the press as unworkable and Evans' removal seems the culmination of a situation that was always destined to end in failure.
Houillier now takes over the role as manager with ex-Liverpool star Phil Thompson joining the coaching team alongside the Frenchman.