EVANS RULED OUT AS POSH SEEK NEW BOSS
STEVE Evans will not be the next manager of Peterborough United, says Posh director Barry Fry.
Rotherham boss Evans, 52, has been widely tipped to take over following the sacking of Dave Robertson. The Scot, a Peterborough fan, still lives in the area and has made no secret of his desire to one day manage the club.
However, Evans signed a threeyear contract with the Millers in May 2014 and Fry says the prospect of paying compensation has forced chairman Darragh MacAnthony to look elsewhere.
“Steve Evans is not even in the reckoning,” said Fry, MacAnthony’s right-hand man at London Road. “He’s at a Championship club and he’s done brilliantly. Why would he come here?
“We won’t be going for anybody who is in a job – for the simple reason that we wouldn’t be able to pay the compensation.
“And when it comes to Cham- pionship managers, I don’t think we’d be able to attract anyone for salary reasons. It’s a no-go.”
Fry also suggested that Peterborough will find it difficult to tempt new bookies’ favourite Brian McDermott, the former Reading and Leeds boss who is currently chief scout at Arsenal.
“Brian came to our ground a couple of weeks ago but it was nothing more than a visit,” added Fry. “He’s got a contract with Arsenal and he’s very loyal to Arsene (Wenger), who gave him a job when he was sacked by Leeds. He’s a great coach but, again, he’s employed by somebody else.We can’t go there.”
MacAnthony – currently in Florida – has compiled a fourman shortlist and spent Thursday interviewing candidates by telephone. Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler, former Coventry boss Steven Pressley and ex-Norwich assistant Ian Culverhouse are among those known to have applied. A decision is expected early this week.
OUT OF THE RUNNING: Rotherham boss Steve Evans