Peterborough United want to speak to Steve Evans about manager’s job

Peterborough United want to speak to Steve Evans about their vacant manager’s job, Sky sources understand.

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 Sky Bet League One fixture with Walsall later that evening.

Posh sacked manager Grant McCann on Sunday after a seven-game winless run that left them six points adrift of the play-offs.

Peterborough see Evans as the man to revive their promotion ambitions after an impressive season with Mansfield, who currently sit fifth in League Two after losing just six of their 34 games.

Stags chairman John Radford was disappointed to see Evans leave but said “there are no individuals bigger than Mansfield”.

“Mansfield Town has progressed year-upon-year in recent seasons both on and off the field,” said Radford.

“The club has a fantastic, encouraging and vociferous fanbase, a loyal, patient and supportive board of directors and a dedicated and hard-working team of behind-the-scenes staff.

“With this in mind, along with our current healthy standing in Sky Bet League Two, the vacant post of manager at One Call Stadium is surely one of the most attractive in the English Football League.”