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Steve Evans: Peterborough United appoint former Mansfield Town boss as new manager

Steve Evans has been appointed as Peterborough United's new manager. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have appointed Steve Evans as their new manager.

The 55-year-old resigned from his role at League Two club Mansfield Town on Tuesday afternoon, and has now agreed a "long-term deal" to take over at Posh.

Evans succeeds Grant McCann who was sacked on Sunday night.

The Scot has been linked with the Posh job on several occasions in the past and lives in the area.

Evans will be joined at the ABAX Stadium by his assistant Paul Rayner and both will take charge of their first game at Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.

Evans resigned from his role at Mansfield Town on Tuesday. Credit: PA

“The football club, its staff, Academy and first team players need an experienced promotion winner as first team manager to take us forward for the immediate future," chairman Darragh MacAnthony said.

"As soon as somebody of the calibre of Steve Evans called to register their interest in the vacant position, there was no time to waste and I made the phone call, potential terms were discussed and we are now in a position to announce Steve as our manager.

“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 Raynor on board for what we hope will be a fruitful, productive and successful long-term partnership for many years to come.”

Evans watched from the stands as Peterborough registered their first win in eight games on Tuesday night, as they beat Walsall 2-1 in snowy conditions at the ABAX Stadium.