Mansfield appoint ex-Leeds boss as new manager

Steve Evans is the new Mansfield Town boss. Credit: PA

League Two Mansfield Town have appointed Steve Evans as their new manager, signing a two-and-a-half year deal with the club.

Former Leeds United boss Evans says his time at the club will be a "rollercoaster ride".

The fans will get everything. They’ll get Steve Evans' life and if you go and ask Massimo Cellino, the owner of Leeds United, if you go and ask Tony Stewart, the owner of Rotherham, you can’t ask Bruce Winfield who is sadly no longer with us, the guy who led the revolution down at Crawley Town along with the Carter family, then they would say you get my life.

I literally live and breathe it, so that’s what they get plus a wealth of experience now across the years and someone who’s very focussed.

It’s important for me that the supporters turn up on Saturday. There’ll be no miracles, there’ll be no major changes – they can’t see nine new faces because of where we are and they won’t see that going forward, but turn up and get behind the team and let’s be in it together; win, lose or draw because the roller-coaster, as I described it at Rotherham, it starts today.

– Steve Evans