In news just announced, former Leeds United and Mansfield Town manager Steve Evans has signed on as the gaffer at League One side Peterborough.

The Posh vacancy had arisen after former manager Grant McCann was relieved of his duties by the London Road side after no wins in seven games. The former Northern Ireland international, a former captain at Peterborough, left the club in a mid-table 10th place – improved to 8th place after their 2-1 victory over Walsall under caretaker David Oldfield last night.

Evans resigned his position at Mansfield Town on Tuesday 27 February, leaving a Stags side that is in 5th in League Two and within sniffing distance of the automatic places. He’d been in charge at Field Mill for 15 months after a stint at Leeds United, where he managed the bulk of the season under the hand of madcap Whites then-owner Massimo Cellino.

Commenting on the appointment, Peterborough’s website said: “He is a serial promotion winner, including promotion from League One, has managed multiple clubs in the Championship and has an incredible reputation for getting the best out of his players with a never say die attitude and will to win. We are delighted to have both Steve and his assistant Paul Rayner on board for what we hope will be a fruitful, productive and successful long-term partnership for many years to come.

Evans takes charge of a Posh outfit containing star players such as Marcus Maddison (five goals/12 assists) and Jack Marriott (21 goals/three assists) and will be looking to arrest the recent run of bad form and turn Posh back into an automatic promotion challenging side.

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