Peterborough United appoint Steve Evans as manager

Steve Evans has been appointed as manager of Peterborough United after holding talks with the League One club.

Evans and his assistant Paul Raynor left Mansfield Town on Tuesday after the club “reluctantly accepted” their resignations and Evans was in the stands for Peterborough’s 2-1 win over Walsall later that evening.

The victory was Posh’s first in eight matches, ending a poor run of form that has seen them drop out of the play-off places and resulted in manager Grant McCann’s sacking on Sunday.

Peterborough will hope Evans will be the man to revive their promotion ambitions after overseeing an impressive season with Mansfield, who currently sit fifth in League Two.

Evans’ first game in charge will be away at second-placed Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.

The Scot spent two years at Mansfield, after previous spells with Leeds United, Rotherham United and Crawley Town.

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