Nine-time promotion winner Steve Evans was unveiled as the new Stags’ boss in November 2016, following Adam Murray’s departure.
Evans put pen-to-paper on a two-and-half-year deal at One Call Stadium and boasts an outstanding track record of nine promotions in a career spanning over two decades.
Born in Glasgow, he honed his skills as a striker with the Bolton Wanderers academy before going on to amass more than 150 appearances and over 40 goals playing for Clyde, Albion Rovers, Ayr United, Hamilton Academical and St. Johnstone.
Unfortunately, a knee ligament injury cut short his playing days and he stepped over to the other side of the white line as manager of non-league outfit Stamford, whom he led to successive United Counties League Premier Division honours.
Between 1998 and 2007, two stints at Boston United followed where he guided the Pilgrims all the way from the Southern Football League into the League Two.
Evans then took the reins of Crawley Town in 2007 and in the five seasons that followed he secured two promotions, a club-record points haul of 105 and a memorable FA Cup run in the 2010/11 season, before being knocked out by Premier League giants Manchester United after a 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford.
The Scottish manager then added two more promotions to his portfolio between 2012 and 2015, as he masterminded Rotherham United’s path to the Championship from League Two.
He parted ways with the Millers in 2015 and was subsequently appointed Leeds United manager. The 54-year-old steered the Whites to a respectable mid-table finish and a fifth round FA Cup tie against Watford, where they bowed out after a 1-0 defeat.
Paul Raynor joined the club as assistant manager to Steve Evans in November 2016.
Mr Raynor is a long-serving assistant to Steve Evans, having functioned as the latter’s trusted deputy across four clubs over the best part of a decade.
Born in Nottingham, Paul Raynor progressed through the ranks of his hometown club Nottingham Forest as a midfielder.
After leaving Forest, he went on to play for no fewer than 17 clubs, including Huddersfield Town, Swansea City, Cambridge United and Preston North End, as well as a host of non-league clubs, thereby making close to 450 senior appearances.
Raynor’s journey into coaching began with Northern Premier League outfit Hednesford Town in the early 2000s, after which he joined Boston United as assistant to Steve Evans.
Since then, the 50-year-old has followed manager Evans to Crawley Town, Rotherham United and Leeds United, before making his way to the Stags.
The highlights of the Raynor-Evans managerial partnership include double promotions with Crawley between 2007 and 2012, and propelling the Millers to the Championship from League Two between 2012 and 2015.
The duo also secured a 13th-place finish for Leeds United in the Championship in 2015/16, coupled with a fine run in the FA Cup, which ended in a fifth round with a defeat against Watford.
Fitness and rehabilitation coach
Mansfield Town welcomed experienced Lee Taylor as first-team fitness coach in November 2016.
Mr Taylor has a wealth of football experience both in England and abroad and will work closely with the first team squad to further improve and maintain their fitness.
A high performance specialist and advanced strength and conditioning, currently working towards a Masters degree, Lee has worked as head of performance for Notts County and has also led medical departments at Barnet, Luton Town, Wimbledon and Boston United.
He spent time working for the Liverpool FC Academy which saw him complete most of his work in Scandinavia and mainland Europe.
Lee also worked with the Antigua Football Association where he took full control of medical affairs. This role led to him overseeing the national sports of volleyball, athletics and cricket.
When Paul Ince took over as Notts County boss in 2010, Lee was brought in as head of performance until Ince left the club in 2011.
Following his departure from Meadow Lane, he moved across the globe to take up the position of head of the high performance department for Hyundai A-League side Wellington Phoenix.
A year later, the former Maidstone United footballer returned to the UK to be the lead sports therapist for the Egypt Paralympic Track and Field team at London 2012.
Lee then opened Physiofix Sports Injury & Wellbeing Clinic, which specialise in lower limb biomechanics, musculoskeletal and soft tissue treatment, functional rehabilitation, exercise prescription and weight management.
Lee then returned to Notts County and helped to steer them to safety in League One under the stewardship of Shaun Derry.
Since leaving the Magpies, Taylor has enjoyed an exciting two years in India. He has been working in the new Hero Indian Super League, firstly as high performance manager for North East United, before most recently becoming performance specialist with FC Pune City.
Dan joined the club at the start of the 2015/16 season as Head Physio following a three-year spell as clinic manager at IPRS Health Limited in Ipswich.
After graduating from University of Nottingham with a first-class honours degree in physiotherapy, Dan has gone on to complete a number of further qualifications to enhance his repertoire.
Growing up in Ipswich, Dan has a wealth of experience in football physiotherapy which included a two-year stint as first team physiotherapist at Felixstowe and Walton United FC where he was required to dedicate evenings and weekends to support players and staff both on machdays and at training sessions.
In previous years, Dan has worked with the England Futsal development squad and England partially-sighted development squad for both training and competitive matches.
Lizzie joined us prior to the 2015/16 season following a year at Notts County where she held the position of sports therapy intern since June 2014.
A sport and exercise science graduate from University of Leeds, Lizzie went on to study a diploma in sports therapy in which she achieved a distinction.
Lizzie has vast experience of working within professional sports’ clubs. Whilst studying for her degree she undertook placements at Bradford Bulls and Leeds Carnegie RFU where she was required to administer sports massages after training and matches.
After her graduation, Lizzie worked as Parkgate FC’s sports therapist where her duties included pitch-side first aid cover, injury assessment, taping, pre-match massage and providing advice regarding rehabilitation and treatment.
Senior Performance Analyst
Sean began his professional career at Aston Villa Football Club, learning tactics which eventually led him to becoming an analyst.
Sean joined former boss Adam Murray’s backroom staff in February 2015 to head the club’s new performance analyst department.
Prior to his appointment at One Call Stadium, Sean also enjoyed spells at West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United.
His role includes the recording of matches and providing tactical analysis and reports on the first team's next opponents, monitoring at all aspects of play such as passes ratio, goal attempts, player marking etc.
This is the first time that the club has had the luxury of an analyst department.
Last season, the department was credited in the media as an integral part of the club's development.