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Rotherham boss Steve Evans early favourite for Peterborough job

Rotherham’s Steve Evans is the early favourite for the vacant managerial position at his hometown club Peterborough.

The League One club removed Dave Robertson from his position on Sunday after just one win from their opening six games and owner Darragh MacAnthony will begin his search for the next manager.

Evans, a personal friend of the Irishman, is expected to be on the shortlist again and is 4/1 with Sky Bet to get the job after he was rumoured to have been privately offered the position at London Road following Darren Ferguson’s departure in February.

Although Evans remained in his role at New York, he admitted that he expects to manage Posh at some stage in his career.

The Scot said in May: “I have got a great affinity with a club where I have lived in the city for 20 years.

"It's no secret that all my in-laws are Peterborough supporters and I have got fantastic respect for Darragh MacAnthony and I'm friends with Barry Fry but the reality is I have got a lot of unfinished business at Rotherham United and I want to see it through.

"But at some point in the future in my career I would love to manage Peterborough United, I'm not going to tell anyone any lies. Right club, wrong time.”

Whether Evans feels the time may now be right remains to be seen following Rotherham’s difficult start to the campaign.

Evans came in for fierce criticism following last week’s dismal 3-1 defeat to Fulham and a section of fans have been calling for the Scot’s head, despite the job he has done in South Yorkshire.

However, Evans claimed only last week that he will be at the club “for years to come”, though that is expected to be put to the test if MacAnthony comes calling again.

MacAnthony is a known admirer of Evans, saying in the wake of Ferguson’s exit last season: “Steve is from the area so he would be linked to it.

“We have a brilliant relationship, he was a fan, he comes to our games, his son used to play for us.

“Steve’s done an amazing job at Rotherham and they’re a great football club.

“Steve is employed by a football club, if he wasn’t he is someone I would speak to because of his record.

“I don’t want a yes man, someone who is their own person who can come in and reinvigorate.”

“Some are with football clubs so there’s no way I’m paying a fee. I don’t want to be paying compensation.”

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