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STEVE EVANS APPROACHED ABOUT MANAGER VACANCY
21st November 2016 11:58


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BBC Nottingham Sport @BBCRNS, 15Nov2016 11.30am

We understand that Mansfield Town have made contact with Steve Evans' agent regarding their vacant manager's position. #stags

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Steve Evans: Mansfield Town contact ex-Leeds and Rotherham manager's agent
15Nov2016 midday, http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37987347

Steve Evans won back-to-back promotions with Rotherham United from League Two to the Championship

Mansfield Town have made contact with the agent of former Leeds boss Steve Evans about their managerial vacancy, reports BBC Radio Nottingham.

Adam Murray left his position as manager of the League Two club on Monday with the side 18th in the table.

Evans, 54, has been available since leaving Championship side Leeds in May.

He has won promotion from the fourth tier twice, once with Rotherham and once with Crawley, as well as going up from League One with the Millers.

Under-21s head coach Mike Whitlow and youth team manager John Dempster have taken temporary charge of Mansfield following Murray's departure after two years in charge.

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STORY THEN UPDATED TO ...

Steve Evans: Charlton Athletic and Mansfield Town contact representatives
15Nov2016 2.30pm, http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37987347

Steve Evans won back-to-back promotions with Rotherham United from League Two to the Championship

Charlton and Mansfield Town are in talks with ex-Leeds boss Steve Evans' representatives about their managerial vacancies, reports BBC Radio Sheffield.

Both parted with their boss on Monday. Adam Murray left Mansfield 18th in League Two and the Addicks dismissed Russell Slade after 16 league games.

The Stags said they will announce their new boss on Wednesday at 15:00 GMT.

Evans, 54, was sacked by Championship side Leeds in May, having won promotions with Crawley and Rotherham.

On Monday, Slade became the sixth manager to leave League One side Charlton since March 2014, although Jose Riga had two spells as boss.

This season has seen continued protests against owner Roland Duchatelet's running of the club, having been relegated from the Championship last season.

A group of supporters from the Coalition Against Roland Duchatelet (CARD) took a taxi to Belgium to mark the owner's 70th birthday by delivering a petition urging him to leave The Valley.

Meanwhile, League Two side Mansfield have won one of their last 11 matches, leaving the club three points off both the relegation zone and play-off places.

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Steve Evans: Mansfield Town set to pip Charlton to appointing Evans
15Nov2016 5pm, http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37987347

Steve Evans won back-to-back promotions with Rotherham United from League Two to the Championship

Mansfield Town are set to appoint former Leeds United boss Steve Evans as their new manager, BBC Nottingham Sport reports.

Evans is also wanted by Charlton, but the Stags are confident the 54-year-old will sign and say they will name their new boss on Wednesday at 15:00 GMT.

Both Mansfield and the Addicks parted with their boss on Monday.

Adam Murray left Mansfield 18th in League Two and the Addicks dismissed Russell Slade after 16 league games.

Evans was sacked by Championship side Leeds in May, having previously won promotions with Crawley and Rotherham.

League One side Charlton have also been in talks with Evans' representatives about their managerial vacancy, while Mansfield have also had contact with former Wales international striker Dean Saunders.

The 52-year-old has managed Wrexham, Doncaster, Wolves and Crawley, but has been out of work since leaving Chesterfield in November 2015.

On Monday, Slade became the sixth manager to leave League One side Charlton since March 2014, although Jose Riga had two spells as boss.

This season has seen continued protests against owner Roland Duchatelet's running of the club, having been relegated from the Championship last season.

A group of supporters from the Coalition Against Roland Duchatelet (CARD) took a taxi to Belgium to mark the owner's 70th birthday by delivering a petition urging him to leave The Valley.

Meanwhile, League Two side Mansfield have won one of their last 11 matches, leaving the club three points off both the relegation zone and play-off places.

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Steve Evans leads the way in the betting to replace Adam Murray at Mansfield Town
by Jack Kitson, 15 November 2016, 09:43
http://www.thesackrace.com/news/15th-november-2016/steve-evans-leads-the-way-in-the-betting-to-replace-adam-murray-at-mansfield-town

Steve Evans has emerged as the red-hot favourite to return to the dugout with managerless Mansfield Town.

On Monday Adam Murray became the fourth victim of this season’s League Two Sack Race after the Stags gave him the boot after two years in charge, which subsequently ended his lengthy 14-year association with the Nottinghamshire outfit.

The 35-year-old had overseen just one win from his last 11 fourth-tier games, with Saturday’s 4-0 hammering at the hands of Portsmouth leaving the struggling club down in 18th, just three points above the dreaded drop zone.

Mansfield have confirmed that Under-21s head coach Mike Whitlow (10/1) and youth team manager John Dempster (16/1) will be placed in temporary charge of the first team while they hunt for a new gaffer.

At this early stage it’s Evans who has been installed as the short-priced 1/8 (Sky Bet) frontrunner to replace Murray at Field Mill.

Since leaving Leeds in the summer Evans has been linked with a plethora of clubs, including former club Rotherham, but for whatever reason he’s yet to return to management, although this could change if the Stags betting is to be believed.

Other names in the mix include Dave Penney, the MK Dons linked Steve Cotterill and Forest Green Rovers gaffer Mark Cooper.

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Mansfield Town enter talks with controversial manager
BY ADAM ALLCROFT, NOV 15, 2016
http://the72.co.uk/68286/mansfield-town-enter-talks-with-controversial-manager/?

Mansfield Town have started talks with Steve Evans according to a report from BBC Radio Nottingham.

With the Stags currently 18th in Sky Bet League One, previous head coach Adam Murray decided to leave the club as he felt it was time for a change and so they are being forced to look for a new boss. And the man they have contacted almost straightaway is Evans.

Evans has been unemployed after being the latest man to receive the axe at Leeds United, though he did well at Elland Road after steering them to a safe mid-table position. He has also had great success at other clubs such as taking Crawley Town into the Football League for the first time but most notably he experienced a double promotion while at Rotherham United which saw them return to the Sky Bet Championship way before anyone expected them to.

For now, U21 head coach Mike Whitlow and youth team manager John Dempster will take temporary charge of the club and with Murray previously being a youth coach before being promoted to the head coach’s job, they will feel that they have a chance to get the job if they impress in this role.

Evans isn’t the only one linked to the job though. Dave Penney, who is currently a coach at Southend United but hasn’t managed since 2011 when he was sacked as head coach of Bristol Rovers is also linked to the role while former Swindon Town boss Mark Cooper and ex-Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones could also be set to take the hot seat.

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Former Leeds bosses Neil Redfearn and Steve Evans battling it out for Mansfield job
NEIL REDFEARN is in contention to become the next Mansfield boss.
By Jeremy Cross, Chief Sports Writer, 15th November 2016
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/562129/Mansfield-Leeds-Neil-Redfearn-Steve-Evans

Redfearn has emerged as a leading contender to take charge of the League Two outfit following Adam Murray's departure.

Murray left the job on Monday after two years in charge, with the Stags 18th in the table.

The club are now looking at candidates including Redfearn and have also made contact with Steve Evans.

It creates the situation of two former Leeds bosses going head-to-head for the vacant role.

It is understood the Stags could even unveil their new boss tomorrow - with Evans the favourite.

Evans, 54, was sacked by Leeds in May and has twice won promotion from the fourth tier.

But Redfearn is regarded as one of the brightest coaches in the game and will also hold talks with the Stags.

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Rob Staton @robstaton (BBC Radio Sheffield) 3pm
Understand Charlton and Mansfield talking to Steve Evans' representative. Both clubs looking for a new boss.

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BBC Cambs Sport @BBCCambsSport
Steve Evans, who lives near Peterborough, is closing in on a new job...

BBC Nottingham Sport @BBCRNS 4pm
BREAKING: We understand that Mansfield Town are set to appoint Steve Evans as their new manager #stags

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Rob Dorsett @RobDorsettSky 4pm
Sky sources understand Steve Evans has been appointed the new manager of #mansfield. He takes over a team 18th in Lg2, with 1 win in 11.

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BUT THEN SKY BACK-TRACK TO:

Steve Evans in talks with Charlton and Mansfield - Sky sources
Last Updated: 15/11/16 5:13pm

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/10658619/steve-evans-in-talks-with-charlton-and-mansfield-sky-sources

Steve Evans is in talks with Mansfield and Charlton about their vacant managerial posts, according to Sky sources.

The former Leeds United boss has held advanced negotiations with Mansfield, whose manager Adam Murray resigned on Monday with the club 18th in League Two.

But League One Charlton are also on the lookout in the wake of Russell Slade's departure, and it is understood Evans is also on their radar.

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