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Steve Evans resigns as Mansfield Town manager

Steve Evans has left his role at Mansfield Town. Credit: PA

Steve Evans and his assistant Paul Raynor have resigned from their roles at Mansfield Town.

Former Leeds United boss Evans leaves the Stags in fifth place in the League Two table.

Academy manager John Dempster will take temporary charge of the squad ahead of Saturday's game against Stevenage.

Whilst I am disappointed by their decision, there are no individuals bigger than Mansfield Town Football Club and the process of appointing a new management team which can lead the club to League One is already underway.

Mansfield Town Football Club has progressed year-upon-year in recent seasons both on and off the field.The club has a fantastic, encouraging and vociferous fanbase; a loyal, patient and supportive board of directors and a dedicated and hard-working team of behind-the-scenes staff.

With this in mind, along with our current healthy standing in Sky Bet League Two, the vacant post of manager at One Call Stadium is surely one of the most attractive in the English Football League.

Our ambitions of promotion this season remain as fervent and steadfast as ever and we will leave no stone unturned in our process of appointing the right manager to lead our talented squad of players

– John Radford, Mansfield Town chairman