The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Becky Grey

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

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