WINNING IS UTOPIA FOR BOSS EVANS...
YOUR wedding or the birth of your children are the traditional answers when asked about the greatest day of your life, but Mansfield manager Steve Evans claims every time he wins a football match is right up there too.
Evans, 54, has been in management for more than 20 years but says the passion for victory is undiminished.
“Winning motivates me. Money doesn’t motivate me – I’ve got money,” Evans said. “Often, men say it and ladies get upset, but I don’t think there’s a better feeling than when the referee blows for full-time and you’ve just won.
“That’s utopia for me and the best feeling in the world. I can measure that with my children being born as well. It’s all that kind of level.
“The boys will tell you I’m like that in training. I join in, which they don’t like as their team ends up weaker, but if I join in I must have my team winning.
“Why do (Mansfield owners) John and Carolyn Radford do it? Why are they so passionate when they are so wealthy? Winning – that’s what gives them a buzz and I know how they feel when we don’t win.”
HUNGRY: Steve Evans