Is Steve Evans set to switch Mansfield Town for Peterborough United?

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 27 February 2018, 10:17

Peterborough United are on the hunt for their tenth manager under owner Darragh MacAnthony following Sunday’s departure of Grant McCann, who left his post after a run of seven games without a win.

In the aftermath of McCann’s exit it was caretaker boss David Oldfield who emerged as the early frontrunner for the job, however on Monday he was swiftly replaced at the top of the betting by Steve Evans - the Mansfield Town manager - who is now the odds-on favourite for the post.

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Evans is currently attempting to lead big-spending Mansfield up to League One. The Stags, 5th, have significantly bolstered their chances of promotion from League Two following a run of eight wins, four draws and just the one defeat from their last 13 fourth-tier matches.

However, Evans was left fuming after his side failed to beat 10-man Coventry over the weekend, blasting the Sky Blues boss as “little squeaky Robins” (scroll down for video).

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Peterborough’s own promotion hopes may have been dented in recent weeks, but the 10th-placed League One club will still have hopes of making the play-offs - they are six points adrift of the top-6 with 13 games to go.

Posh are understandably eager to appoint a manager who can galvanize the team and inspire a promotion charge. It's not known if they've approached frontrunner Evans, who lives in Peterborough, although the Scot was coy when asked about a potential switch:

"You get speculation as a manager because of what your team does. If I was to go anywhere, it would have to be 100% right to go. I don't deal in speculation. John and Carolyn Radford have been in here today and the only thing we've spoken about is Stevenage."

(Via @mansfieldtownfc)

While an abrupt departure at this stage of the season does appear unlikely, it’s not completely out of the question, with Posh owner MacAnthony a huge admirer of the Scot.

If Oldfield impresses as caretaker there’s every chance he could remain in charge until the end of the season, while the former Fleetwood Town boss Uwe Rosler, who was sacked earlier in February, is a contender in the betting as are Wrexham gaffer Dean Keates, Sami Hyypia and Michael Appleton.

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