Former Leeds United manager Steve Evans will not become the new manager of relegated Sky Bet League One club Swindon Town.

BBC Sport reported that Evans’ current club Mansfield Town have denied the The Robins permission to speak with the controversial Glaswegian.

While The Stags have no plans to lose their manager’s services, it could well be a case that Evans has no desire to leave Field Mill himself after holding hugely positive talks with the club’s owners. The Mansfield Town hierarchy want Evans to take the club to Sky Bet League One within the next 12 months and are willing to provide heavy financial backing for their manager.

Mansfield Town’s plans for next season are already well in motion with the club bringing in no less than five players in goalkeeper Conrad Logan, experienced defender Zander Diamond, midfielders Paul Digby and Paul Anderson and striker Jimmy Spencer who won promotion with Plymouth Argyle in 2016/2017.

With the wheels very much in motion at Field Mill, there is no attraction offered by Evans’ admirers Swindon Town and he is ready to follow up his promotion from the fourth tier with Rotherham United with his current club.

Evans was appointed Mansfield Town boss last November, six months after being sacked by Sky Bet Championship club Leeds United where he won 14 of his 38 matches in charge.

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