Steve Evans has left Mansfield Town and it looks like he will be heading to League One side Peterborough United, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
Peterborough United sacked manager and club legend Grant McCann after a run of seven matches without a win on Sunday and it is looking likely that Steve Evans will succeed Grant McCann as manager of Peterborough.
Mansfield Town’s club website has just announce that they have reluctantly accepted the resignations of manager Steve Evans and his assistant Paul Raynor.
In a statement, chairman John Radford said “Whilst I am disappointed by their decision, there are no individuals bigger than Mansfield Town Football Club and the process of appointing a new management team which can lead the club to League One is already underway.”
“Mansfield Town Football Club has progressed year-upon-year in recent seasons both on and off the field.”
“The club has a fantastic, encouraging and vociferous fanbase; a loyal, patient and supportive board of directors and a dedicated and hard-working team of behind-the-scenes staff.”
“With this in mind, along with our current healthy standing in Sky Bet League Two, the vacant post of manager at One Call Stadium is surely one of the most attractive in the English Football League.”
“Our ambitions of promotion this season remain as fervent and steadfast as ever and we will leave no stone unturned in our process of appointing the right manager to lead our talented squad of players.”
The pair have resigned with the Stags fifth in the table, just two points outside the automatic promotion places.
Evans guided Rotherham to successive promotions from League Two to the Championship before taking on the biggest job of his career when he became Leeds head coach in October 2015.
His reign at Elland Road only lasted until the following summer, but he was only out of management for five months before succeeding Adam Murray as Mansfield boss.
The Scot won 35 of his 76 games in charge of the Stags, who finished 12th last season.