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STAGS REFUSE GILLINGHAM PERMISSION TOSPEAKTO EVANS
10th October 2017 11:14




Stags rebuff Gillingham approach
1.22pm 03/10/17, mansfieldtown.net

The club can confirm this afternoon that it has rejected an approach from Gillingham for the services of manager Steve Evans.

The club will be making no further comment as our full attentions are directed to this Saturday's Sky Bet League Two match away at Colchester United.

https://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/2017/october/club-refuses-gillingham-approach/

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Stags reject Gillingham approach for Evans
chad.co.uk, by JOHN LOMAS, 13:41 Tuesday 03 October 2017

Mansfield Town have rejected an approach from League One Gillingham to offer Steve Evans their vacant manager’s job.

Evans, who has already turned down an offer of a job in Qatar and seen Mansfield reject Swindon’s advances for him since he joined the Stags less than a year ago, became the focus of interest for the Gills this week after the departure of Ady Pennock.

He has been linked to the Gillingham job before and chairman Paul Scally is known to be an admirer of the 54-year-old Scot.

However, a Stags spokesman said today: “The club can confirm that it has rejected an approach from Gillingham for the services of manager Steve Evans.”

Read more at: http://www.hucknalldispatch.co.uk/sport/football/stags-reject-gillingham-approach-for-evans-1-8785308

Chad understands the club wanted to quash any speculation as soon as possible to make sure it was not a distraction ahead of the team’s important match at Colchester on Saturday.

Evans signed a two and and a half year contract with Mansfield last November and they sit eighth in the League Two table after Saturday’s 3-1 win over leaders Notts County.

A Gillingham spokesman said: “It is inappropriate for to us comment.”

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Mansfield reject Gillingham's Steve Evans approach
http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11737/11065547/gillingham-approach-mansfield-boss-steve-evans

Last Updated: 03/10/17 1:56pm

Mansfield Town have rejected an approach from Gillingham for manager Steve Evans, according to Sky sources.

The League One Gills are looking for a new boss after the departure of Ady Pennock last Monday and were interested in discussing the vacancy with Evans.

The experienced manager took charge of Mansfield last November and they are eighth in the League Two table after Saturday's 3-1 win over leaders Notts County.

But Gillingham are second bottom of League One with just seven points from 11 games.

Director of football Peter Taylor is currently in charge on an interim basis following the departure of Pennock, who had his contract terminated after a 3-0 loss to Rochdale on 23 September.

Gillingham have continued to falter since Pennock's exit, drawing 0-0 with Scunthorpe last Tuesday before losing 1-0 at Blackburn on Saturday.

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Gillingham to make second approach for Mansfield boss Steve Evans
skysports.com, 03/10/17 6:58pm

Gillingham will make a second approach for Mansfield manager Steve Evans on Wednesday, according to Sky sources, despite failing with their first bid to speak to the 54-year-old.

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11737/11065930/gillingham-to-make-second-approach-for-mansfield-boss-steve-evans

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Steve Evans: Mansfield Town reject an approach from Gillingham for manager
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41487146

Mansfield Town have rejected an approach from League One strugglers Gillingham to speak to boss Steve Evans about their managerial vacancy.

The Gills have been without a manager since Ady Pennock left the club by mutual consent on 25 September.

Director of football Peter Taylor has been in interim charge of the Kent club, who are 23rd in the table.

Evans, 54, took charge of Mansfield in November 2016 and led the club to 12th place in League Two last season.

Mansfield tweeted: "The club can confirm that it has rejected an approach from Gillingham for the services of manager Steve Evans."

The Stags are eighth in the table, two points off the play-offs, after 11 games of the new campaign.

Gillingham told BBC Radio Kent it would be "inappropriate to comment" on stories linking Evans with taking charge at Priestfield.

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Gillingham not commenting on being linked with Mansfield Town boss Steve Evans
kentonline.co.uk, By Luke Cawdell, lcawdell@thekmgroup.co.uk, 03 October 2017

Steve Evans has emerged as a target for Gillingham.

The Gills are on the hunt for a new manager after Ady Pennock left by mutual consent.

Evans is currently manager of League 2 Mansfield Town, who revealed on Tuesday afternoon that they have rejected an approach by Gillingham to talk to their man.

That may not put the Gills off, however.

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/sport/gillingham-steve-evans-scally-133080/

He has been linked to the Gillingham job before and chairman Paul Scally is known to be an admirer of the 54-year-old Scot.

Evans has been with Mansfield for almost a year, signing a two and a half year contract with the Stags last November.

His last job, at Leeds, ended with him being sacked.

The Gills have been contacted about the story, and said: "It is inappropriate for to us comment."

Earlier in his management career he won promotion with Crawley twice and did the same at Rotherham.

The statement by Mansfield said: "The club can confirm this afternoon that it has rejected an approach from Gillingham for the services of manager Steve Evans.

"The club will be making no further comment as our full attentions are directed to this Saturday's Sky Bet League Two match away at Colchester United."

Evans has been embroiled in controversy when facing the Gills in the past, filing a complaint with police over being racially abused by Andy Hessenthaler. That was later dropped and Hessenthaler insisted he wasn't holding a grudge.

Police also investigated chants from Gills fans aimed at Evans, then manager of Rotherham, leading to three arrests. They were released without charge.

Gillingham have been linked with a number of managers in recent days, with Cambridge boss Shaun Derry and Gills’ former title-winning manager Martin Allen among those thought to be in the running.

Director of football Peter Taylor is currently at the helm, in a caretaker capacity.

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The initial breaking news:

12.27pm 03/10/17
twitter @SkySportsNews

Sky sources: @TheGillsFC make approach to @mansfieldtownfc for manager Steve Evans. #SSN

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see previous similar story: http://stagsnet.net/news/newsdetails.php?newsid=8891

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