Steve Evans is the favourite for the vacant Gillingham job.

The League One side are in the hunt for a new manager after sacking Steve Lovell in April. His assistant Mark Patterson has been in caretaker charge since.

Evans, who was sacked by League One side Peterborough United in January is the favourite for the job on SkyBet.

The Scottish boss is vastly experienced in the Football League and has participated in just over 900 games as a manager.

He started his managerial career in non-league with spells at Stamford and Boston United before moving to Crawley Town in 2007. Evans guided them to promotion to League One in 2011.

Evans then moved to Rotherham United in April 2012 and guided the Millers to back-to-back promotions from the fourth tier to the Championship during his time in South Yorkshire. He kept them up in the second tier in their first campaign back.

Leeds United appointed Evans as their manager in 2015. The Whites finished 13th in the Championship under his guidance but he was later sacked at the end of the 2015/16 season.

Spells at Mansfield Town and Peterborough have followed for Evans but he hasn’t managed to reach the heights he achieved during his days at Rotherham. Could the chance to manage Gillingham now persuade him to return to the dugout.

The Gills finished 13th in the third tier this season and will has aspirations of pushing for a Play-Off place in the next campaign.


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