Published: 20:01, 26 April 2019
| Updated: 20:12, 26 April 2019
Gillingham are without a manager but what next?
Many are expecting Scottish manager Steve Evans to play a role in the club’s future going forward.
He’s been spotted at several games in recent months and has previously been a target for the Gills.
Evans was manager of Mansfield Town when, in October 2017, the Gills approached the club about a vacancy they had.
Ady Pennock had just departed and Evans was a target to help point the club back in the right direction. Mansfield refused the approach, however, and the Gills eventually turned to long-time coach Steve Lovell.
Evans has always been seen as a potential manager at the club, despite several run-ins with supporters and former boss Andy Hessenthaler.
In 2011, Hessenthaler had an altercation with Evans – then manager of Crawley – and the former Gills boss was accused of directing racist language at his opposite number. That claim was later dropped.
A similar charge was made against Gills fans several seasons later.
Evans last job was as manager of Peterborough United, but he left there earlier this year with the club chasing a play-off spot in League 1.
For the next two games Gillingham will be managed by Mark Patterson, who was Steve Lovell’s right-hand man.
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