Steve Evans: Mansfield Town set to pip Charlton to appointing Evans

Steve Evans
Steve Evans won back-to-back promotions with Rotherham United from League Two to the Championship

Mansfield Town are set to appoint former Leeds United boss Steve Evans as their new manager, BBC Nottingham Sport reports.

Evans is also wanted by Charlton, but the Stags are confident the 54-year-old will sign and say they will name their new boss on Wednesday at 15:00 GMT.

Both Mansfield and the Addicks parted with their boss on Monday.

Adam Murray left Mansfield 18th in League Two and the Addicks dismissed Russell Slade after 16 league games.

Evans was sacked by Championship side Leeds in May, having previously won promotions with Crawley and Rotherham.

League One side Charlton have also been in talks with Evans' representatives about their managerial vacancy, while Mansfield have also had contact with former Wales international striker Dean Saunders.

The 52-year-old has managed Wrexham, Doncaster, Wolves and Crawley, but has been out of work since leaving Chesterfield in November 2015.

On Monday, Slade became the sixth manager to leave League One side Charlton since March 2014, although Jose Riga had two spells as boss.

This season has seen continued protests against owner Roland Duchatelet's running of the club, having been relegated from the Championship last season.

A group of supporters from the Coalition Against Roland Duchatelet (CARD) took a taxi to Belgium to mark the owner's 70th birthday by delivering a petition urging him to leave The Valley.

Meanwhile, League Two side Mansfield have won one of their last 11 matches, leaving the club three points off both the relegation zone and play-off places.

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