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Stags appoint experienced Evans

Posted onPosted on 16th Nov
Stags appoint experienced Evans

Mansfield Town have appointed nine-time promotion-winning manager Steve Evans as their new first-team boss to replace Adam Murray, who left on Monday.

Evans is joined at One Call Stadium by his long-serving assistan,t Paul Raynor.

Stags chairman John Radford said: “Steve’s résumé is amongst the best in the English Football League and his appointment underlines the club’s high ambitions.

“The club is geared for success from top to bottom and we have every confidence in Steve to fulfil the club’s potential.”

Chief executive Carolyn Radford said: “Steve’s passion for both football and success is infectious and we are looking forward to working with him.

“His proven record of achieving silverware made Steve the outstanding candidate to lead the club into a new era.

“This is arguably the most significant and most exciting appointment the club has made in its modern history,” added Mrs Radford.

Evans’ managerial career began at non-league outfit Stamford, where he won consecutive United Counties League Premier Division titles.

He then lead Buoxton into the Football League from the Southern Premier.

After taking the reins at Crawley in 2007, Evans achieved a double promotion at the Broadfield Stadium in a five-year stint.

Another highly successful spell, this time at Rotherham United, saw him lead the Millers to promotion from League Two and then to the Championship via a play-off final victory at Wembley.

The 54-year-old then established the club as a Championship outfit before being appointed as manager of Leeds United, where he helped propel the club to 13th in the Sky Bet Championship.