Steve Evans liked with managerial returnby Jack Kitson / 29 April 2019, 10:45Tweet
Gillingham sacked Steve Lovell on Friday, just two games before the end of the season.
Mark Patterson was then thrust into the hot seat, albeit on a temporary basis, as the Gills sunk to a 2-0 defeat at home to Charlton the following day.
The caretaker boss, an 8/1 shot for the permanent position, will oversee the club’s final game away to Blackpool at the weekend.
The likes of ex-Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clarke, Jay Saunders, and Chris Powell also feature in the next Gillingham manager market, however it’s Steve Evans whose currently the scorching hot 1/4 favourite to return to management with the Gills.
Evans, a veteran of eight managerial posts spanning back to 1994, was surprisingly sacked by Peterborough back in January when the club were 6th in League One, a division he previously led Rotherham out of five years ago.
Although, earlier this month Evans did state:
“I have no interest in returning to football immediately and am still under contract at Peterborough United.”
We don’t believe him.
It’s not the first time Evans has been linked with a switch to Gillingham. During his Mansfield tenure, the club tried their luck following the departure of Ady Pennock, but were swatted away.
The Gills may just have a tad more luck this time around if they were to target the 56-year-old once again.
???? Steve Evans remains the odds-on favourite for the Gillingham post, while caretaker Mark Patterson, Darrell Clarke, and Jay Saunders also feature...— The Sack Race (@thesackrace) April 29, 2019
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