Mansfield Town FC can this afternoon confirm that chairman John Radford has refused Swindon Town permission to speak to manager Steve Evans.
Chairman John Radford said: “Steve is fully committed to Mansfield Town Football Club and we will allow for no distractions as we set about our work to mount a serious promotion challenge in 2017-18.
“I have refused Swindon Town permission to talk to our manager, who is under contract at One Call Stadium, and work continues behind the scenes at our club as we put together a squad which we believe will be highly competitive in Sky Bet League Two next season.
"Steve has my full backing ahead of next season as we aim to fulfil the dreams of a town and its people.
“There is a tremendous buzz around One Call Stadium right now as we build for next season. I encourage the people of the county to back Steve and his soon-to-be new look squad by purchasing a season ticket for 2017-18, which have already been very well received by our supporters."