POSH MANAGER LATEST: Evans rules himself out of the running

Steve Evans is staying at Rotherham United.
Steve Evans is staying at Rotherham United.
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Steve Evans will not be the next Peterborough United manager.

The Rotherham United boss ruled himself out of contention after his side’s 2-1 Championship defeat at leaders Brighton last night (September 15).

Evans was the early front-runner to replace Dave Robertson, a position that owed much to his support of Posh and a family home in Wansford.

Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony is a fan of Evans, but he has been reluctant to make an approach to any manager currently in a job.

Evans told the Sheffield Star: “My job at Rotherham United is far from finished. As long as (chairman) Tony Stewart tells me I’m the manager of this football club, I’ll be the manager of this football club.”

Stewart added: “I was surprised at the speculation regarding Steve, We look after our managers at Rotherham.”

Rotherham are currently bottom of the Championship without a win in seven matches.

Evans remains listed in the Sky Bet odds to become the next Posh manager at 3/1 second favourite.

Former Stevenage and Preston manager Graham Westley, who has watched the last two Posh matches, is the favourite at 5/4 with current caretaker-manager Grant McCann listed at 7/2.