Stevenage have received a huge boost following their excellent start to life in League One, with manager Steve Evans not interested in the vacant managerial position at Scottish Premiership outfit Hibernian, according to journalist Henry Winter.
The 60-year-old had been linked to the post at Easter Road following the sacking of former Sunderland boss Lee Johnson last month. Despite qualifying for the Europa Conference League this season, where they were knocked out by Aston Villa over two legs, Hibs started this campaign miserably and decided to make the managerial call after moving to the foot of the table with a 3-2 defeat against Livingston.
Evans seemed a perfect fit after spending the entirety of his playing career in his native Scotland and after guiding Stevenage to promotion from League Two last season. The Boro have continued that rich vein of form in to this season and currently sit third in League One, level on points with leaders Exeter City.
However, Winter claims that the former Leeds United boss is not interested in making the switch at this time, indicating he is fully focused on trying to secure successive promotions with Stevenage.
Steve Evans not interested in the Hibs vacancy.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) September 5, 2023
Finishing runners-up in the fourth tier last season behind Leyton Orient, Evans got his revenge on the League Two champions at the weekend with a 3-0 win at Brisbane Road. Their next league fixture is scheduled for Saturday, against fellow promoted team Carlisle United at the Lamex Stadium.
Hibs are rumoured to be interested in bringing in Central Coast Mariners manager Nick Montgomery, who previously represented Scotland at under-21 level.
Steve Evans is a figure which divides opinion amongst supporters across the EFL, but there is no doubting his quality as a manager. He has achieved promotion a number of times across his career and Stevenage are currently enjoying his wealth of experience as they quietly target a spot in the Championship for the first time in their history.
There was a worry amongst supporters that Evans would be tempted to take on a new challenge and attempt to secure European football for the first time in his career, but he is clearly happy where he is. It’s as it was at the Lamex Stadium.