sport news David Flitcroft quits Swindon to take over at Mansfield

Mansfield have appointed David Flitcroft as their new manager.

Flitcroft, 44, has quit his role in charge of Sky Bet League Two rivals Swindon to sign an undisclosed deal at the One Call Stadium and replace Steve Evans.

Evans left the club on Wednesday to become manager of League One Peterborough, who sacked Grant McCann on Sunday. 

Mansfield have appointed David Flitcroft as their new manager after Steve Evans left the club

Mansfield have appointed David Flitcroft as their new manager after Steve Evans left the club

'Mansfield Town Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of David Flitcroft as its new manager,' the Stags posted on Twitter. 'Ben Futcher also joins the club as assistant manager.'

Former Barnsley and Bury boss Flitcroft was appointed by Swindon in June last year on a two-year contract and guided the club into seventh place in the table.

Stags chairman John Radford said: 'We have acted swiftly and diligently in appointing our new manager and are delighted to welcome David Flitcroft to Mansfield Town Football Club.

'David has a proven track record of success in this division and knows this league well. He has all of the

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