Phil Brown favourite to replace Steve Evans at Mansfield Town

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 28 February 2018, 08:58

Mansfield Town were left stunned on Tuesday night after their manager Steve Evans and his assistant Paul Raynor surprisingly handed in their resignations amid reports that they are set to take charge of Peterborough United.

The Stags “reluctantly accepted” the resignations of the duo leaving the club managerless at this crunch stage of the season.

The news has understandably left Mansfield fans shell-shocked, many of whom slammed Evans' lack of loyalty on social media.

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The Scot, who won 35 of his 76 games, is now expected to be unveiled as the new manager of his hometown club Peterborough, who parted ways with Grant McCann over the weekend.

Victory on Tuesday night moved Posh up to 8th spot - within three points of the play-offs - and it’s now hoped that the imminent arrival of Evans will result in a top-6 finish come the end of the season.

Evans’ now former club Mansfield also have their eye on promotion - up to League One - with the 5th-placed club currently two points outside of the automatic promotion sports with 12 games to go.

The fight to win promotion up to League One is proving to be an engrossing battle as only 11 points separate leaders Luton from Swindon in 8th, while there is just five points between 3rd and 8th.

Mansfield will no doubt be reeling from Evans’ surprise departure, but they will have to brush that disappointment aside as they bid to appoint a manager who can propel them back into the third-tier for the first time since 2003.

Tanning shops in the Nottinghamshire market town are bracing themselves for a boom in business after Phil Brown emerged as the early favourite in the betting to replace Evans at Field Mill.

Brown (6/4 with Bet Victor) was axed by Southend last month, but previously led the club into League One - via the play-offs - while he also won promotion up to the Premier League with Hull 10 years ago.

Other contenders for the League Two vacancy include Rotherham's assistant Richie Barker, former Port Vale manager Michael Brown, and the recently out-of-work duo of Stuart McCall and Uwe Rosler.

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