Could Steve Evans switch Mansfield for Bury?by Jack Kitson / 03 November 2017, 09:42Tweet
Steve Evans may have experienced a fairly average start to the season with Mansfield Town but that hasn’t stopped the Scot from being linked with jobs up in League One.
First it was Gillingham, who remain managerless after parting ways with Ady Pennock over five weeks ago. The Gills twice approached Mansfield for Evans’ services, only to be rebuffed on both occasions.
Now, it’s Bury with whom Evans is being linked with as the third-tier strugglers search for a new gaffer following the sacking of Lee Clark earlier in the week after eight months in charge.
Evans was hovering out at 20/1 in the Next Bury Manager Market but now he’s the 6/4 favourite for the job, ahead of caretaker Ryan Lowe, former Rotherham boss Alan Stubbs, and Simon Grayson who lost his job at Sunderland on Tuesday.
Big-spending Mansfield splashed the cash on a plethora of players during the summer which saw the club installed as the hot favourites to win promotion up to League Two.
However, Evans’ troops have not yet clicked into gear with 22 points from 16 games placing them 14th in the table, while they’re currently without a win in five games.
On Saturday the Stags are in FA Cup action away to Northern Premier League Premier Division Shaw Lane in the televised lunchtime kick-off...which could prove to be Evans' final match in charge...
Meanwhile, Bury’s caretaker Lowe, 39, reportedly has three games to stake his claim for the permanent position, starting with Woking away this weekend in the first round of the FA Cup.