Steve Evans Trades Mansfield Town For Peterborough United

by Jack Kitson / 28 February 2018, 12:14

Peterborough United have confirmed the appointment of Steve Evans as their new manager, with Paul Rayner joining as his assistant at London Road.

Evans shocked Mansfield Town on Tuesday night after he decided to hand in his resignation, much to the fury of fans, and now just over 12 hours later he’s back in the dugout with Peterborough.

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Evans left the Stags 5th in League Two, while new side Posh are currently 8th in League One, with their win on Tuesday moving the club to within two places and three points of the prized play-offs.

The Scot, who replaces Grant McCann, now has 12 matches to propel Posh into the top-6 as the club bids to end their five-year stay in League One.

Evans has experience of winning promotion to the Championship, having done so with Rotherham, with whom he led from League Two up to the second tier. Evans also steered both Boston and Crawley into the Football League, while he was right to feel hard done by when losing his job at Leeds under the trigger-happy Massimo Cellino

Peterborough Chairman Darragh MacAnthony on the appointment of Evans:

“He is a serial promotion winner, including promotion from League One, has managed multiple clubs in the Championship and has an incredible reputation for getting the best out of his players with a never say die attitude and will to win. We are delighted to have both Steve and his assistant Paul Rayner on board for what we hope will be a fruitful, productive and successful long-term partnership for many years to come.”

Evans will face the media on Thursday while his first match in charge of Peterborough is away to Paul Hurst’s high-flying Shrewsbury on Saturday, while he returns to former club Rotherham on 30th March.

Meanwhile, Phil Brown has emerged as the early favourite to replace Evans at Mansfield, with Richie Barker, Stuart McCall and Keith Curle also in the mix.



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