Stevenage manager Steve Evans has been lined up as a replacement for Lee Johnson at SPFL side Hibernian, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke from Football Insider.
The 60-year-old has been in charge of the League One side for almost 18 months and has already earned success by guiding the football club to promotion last season.
Who is Steve Evans?
Manager Steve Evans is a popular figure amongst EFL supporters and has managed several sides from Leeds United and Rotherham United to Mansfield Town and Gillingham.
He guided Stevenage to promotion into League One last season and has taken charge of over 800 senior appearances throughout his career, winning promotion on a number of occasions.
A strong start
Newly promoted Stevenage have enjoyed a strong start to the League One campaign, sitting fifth with ten points from their opening five matches. This began with a 1-0 win against Northampton, a 2-0 win against Shrewsbury and a 2-1 win against Cambridge United.
However, Stevenage were then beaten by Reading before holding Portsmouth to a goalless draw on Saturday, with both sides being reduced to ten men.
Meanwhile, Hibernian have had a nightmare start to the season, losing each of their three league matches as well as being heavily beaten by Aston Villa in the first leg of their UEFA Conference League qualifiers.
What’s been said?
Journalist Pete O’Rourke released a short post on Twitter confirming the news, which stated…
‘Stevenage boss Steve Evans is in the frame for the vacant manager’s job at Hibs.’
Steve Evans has enjoyed his time as manager of Stevenage and has helped his side to get off to a flying start. A move to Hibernian would be a new experience for Evans but I don’t think it’s the best fit for him at this stage.
Hibernian have a bigger stadium and a bigger transfer budget, but he has a great thing going at Stevenage and it would be disappointing to see him end it prematurely.