Stags deny Swindon approach for boss Evans

Mansfield Town's Manager Steve Evans - Photo by Chris Holloway
Mansfield Town's Manager Steve Evans - Photo by Chris Holloway

Mansfield Town boss Steve Evans has been strongly linked with the vacant manager’s job at Swindon Town.

But the Stags have denied any approach from the Robins, who sacked Luke Williams on Friday after he failed to stave off relegation to League Two.

Evans was named second favourite by bookies at 4/1 behind Cirencester Town boss and former Swindon player Adrian Viveash, who has now said he is not interested in the job at the present time.

Evans is bound to be linked with jobs elsewhere, admitting turning down a job in Qatar.

However, Mansfield Town’s head of media & communications Mark Stevenson said: “The club can confirm that it has not received an official approach for the services of manager Steve Evans.

“The manager signed a two-and-a-half-year contract in November last year and therefore continues to be under contract at One Call Stadium.

“The manager has already met with our chairman John Radford and chief executive Carolyn Radford as we begin our work towards our primary goal of promotion in 2017-18.

“Our chairman issued a powerful address to our supporters on Sunday night in an end-of-season awards ceremony at One Call Stadium.

“In the address, the chairman stated unequivocally that the manager will have his full backing heading into next season and we will leave no stone unturned in our endeavours to fulfil the dreams of a town and its people.

“Our club is in its healthiest state in recent memory, and whilst we are fully respectful of our opponents in Sky Bet League Two and the division in which we will compete, we will not allow for any distractions as our work now begins in mounting a serious promotion challenge next season.”