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Steve Evans

First Team Staff


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.