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Swindon Town plot audacious swoop for League One manager

Swindon Town plot an audacious swoop for League One manager Steve Evans according to reliable journalist Alan Nixon on Sunday.

The Robins have had a dismal season in the third tier which has seen two permanent managers exit.

Richie Wellens left back in November to take over at Salford City and he was replaced by John Sheridan rather bizarrely.

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Sheridan went on to win just eight out of his 33 league matches in charge, and a run of five league defeats in a row saw him leave.

He gave quite the interview after a 4-1 loss at AFC Wimbledon which saw the former Republic of Ireland international depart.

Tommy Wright has been in caretaker charge since mid-table, however he was unable to stop the club from dropping back into League Two.

Chairman Lee Power, who the fans hate a fair bit right now, turns his focus on getting a new man to help take them back up.

If Nixon is to be believed, Power could be set to make an surprise swoop for the Gillingham boss.

Evans has been at the club for two full seasons now and has guided them to a mid-table finish in the current campaign.

Really, it wouldn’t make a whole lot of sense why he was drop a league, but stranger things have happened. It seems to fans that it wouldn’t be a surprise if he jumped ship.

Since departing Rotherham in 2015, Evans hasn’t remained at a club for more than two years so who knows.

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Youth career
1979 Bolton Wanderers

Senior career
1979–1981 – Clyde – 36 games (4 goals)
1981–1984 – Albion Rovers – 76 games (28 goals)
1984–1985 – Ayr United – 30 games (4 goals)
1985 – Hamilton Academical
1985–1986 – St Johnstone – 24 games (6 goals)
Total – 168 games (42 goals)


Boston United – October 1998 until 4 July 2002 – 186 games, 92 wins, 53 draws, 41 defeats, 49.5 win %
Boston United – 2 March 2004 until 27 May 2007 – 168 games, 53 wins, 46 draws, 69 defeats, 31.5 win %
Crawley Town – 29 May 2007 until 9 April 2012 – 266 games, 128 wins, 68 draws, 70 defeats, 48.1 win %
Rotherham United – 9 April 2012 until 28 September 2015 – 173 games, 72 wins, 45 draws, 56 defeats, 41.6 win %
Leeds United – 19 October 2015 until 31 May 2016 – 38 games, 14 wins, 12 draws, 12 defeats, 36.8 win %
Mansfield Town – 16 November 2016 until 27 February 2018 – 76 games, 35 wins, 22 draws, 19 defeats, 46.1 win %
Peterborough United – 28 February 2018 until 26 January – 2019 52 games, 21 wins, 15 draws, 16 defeats, 40.4 win %
Gillingham – 1 June 2019 until Present – 97 games, 36 wins, 29 draws, 32 defeat, 37.1 win %
Total – 1,056 games, 451 wins, 290 draws, 315 defeats, 42.7 win %

Fans reacted as Swindon Town seemingly plot an audacious swoop for the League One manager…

@howler50: Well, we need someone to come in that can turn our boys in to men and stop being such a soft touch. We are too namby pamby!

@andrewrp240480: He’ll get lost in the roundabout

@Steve_Dunthorne: Not sure why he would want to leave Gillingham, especially for a club as messy as Swindon?

@stfcinbmth: Hopefully he won’t, he’s the last thing we want or need

@Thomas_Ayres84: Fuck that !!

@realmullet9: There’s going into a fire but taking this shitshow on in the current situation is just madness

@OOCSwindonTown: We don’t even know who owns us not a chance we’re looking at names yet

@tomesyk1: Please please please let this happen! #OUFC

@jonathanFord11: He was afraid to go into the inferno that is Oldham though

@mrobin27: My God!!!!

@rko_ftw: Banta

@pieman80: Really, we don’t even know who’s going to be chairman?

@Scribblemilk: If Steve Evans is not wanted that would be Power gaslighting the fans. Let’s get rid of Power first. One way or another he has to go.

@ChisieWeirdo: Yet another Power related wind up. Just like most of the “potential” players we were supposedly lining up last summer

@sharpbe01: Wouldn’t be bad

@benhicks11: Get him in, twat but knows how to get promotion from league 2! Don’t think hed leave Gillingham for Swindon in current state though

@ChisieWeirdo: The current chairman is unlikely to be the one choosing the next manager

@rickrose4: Mates with Power so there’s sure to be a dodgy angle to it. Leverage for a page rise? Some sort of pensioner scam? Joining forces to become just 1 amorphous blob of lard?

@JordanRUFC96: Christ hahha

@sonoad: Imagine the scenes 😂😂

@ShaneDeville86: Well that is one way to go from hated to respected/loved back to hated again…..

@GeorgeGodwin0: NO NO NO NO just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse

@LouisHoward95: Why would he want to go to a club that just been relegated to league 2….he likes gills

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