UPDATE: Evans expected to be unveiled as new Stags manager tomorrow

Steve Evans - Mansfield-bound?
Steve Evans - Mansfield-bound?
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Mansfield Town have wasted no time with a managerial appointment following last night’s departure of Adam Murray - and Steve Evans looks set to be the man.

The League Two club have announced a press conference for 3pm tomorrow (Wednesday) and Chad understands that ex-Leeds boss Steve Evans, 54, the current bookies’ favourite, has got the nod.

Once confirmed, the appointment of someone of Evans’ record would be one of the biggest in the club’s history, having twice won promotion from the fourth tier.

It would also cheer critics of the club who argue that they have too often gone for ‘the cheap option’ in appointing managers with limited experience.

BBC Radio Nottingham confirmed that Mansfield have made contact with Evans’ agent about the vacancy.

Sacked by Championship side Leeds in May, the Scot had previously taken Crawley into League One, and the enjoyed successive promotions from League Two to the Championship with Rotherham United.

Murray left the Stags last night after one win in 11 League games left them 18th in League Two.