David Flitcroft leaves Swindon to take charge at Mansfield
Last Updated: 01/03/18 11:39am
Mansfield have named David Flitcroft as their new manager following the departure of Steve Evans.
Evans, who resigned on Tuesday, has been hired by Peterborough and Flitcroft has now left Swindon in order to take the vacant job at Field Mill.
And Swindon say they are "extremely disappointed at the timing" of Flitcroft's exit.
Flitcroft has previously managed Barnsley and Bury, and he leaves Swindon having guided them to seventh in the table - three points and two places behind Mansfield, who are just two points behind third-placed Wycombe with a game in hand.
Mansfield chairman John Radford said: "We have acted swiftly and diligently in appointing our new manager and are delighted to welcome David Flitcroft.
"David has a proven track record of success in this division and knows this league well. He has all of the qualities we were looking for and we are greatly looking forward to working with him.
"David joins a progressive club which is moving forward in all areas.
"He will be fully supported by a passionate board of directors, a talented and hard-working team of behind-the-scenes staff and a magnificent, vociferous and encouraging fanbase."
But Swindon said: "Swindon Town Football Club can confirm that it has accepted the resignations of manager Dave Flitcroft and his assistant Ben Futcher.
"We as a football club are extremely disappointed at the timing of this, with the club currently lying in a play-off position, with an automatic promotion spot still a realistic goal.
"(Midfielder) Matt Taylor has taken over first-team affairs on a temporary basis whilst we search for a permanent replacement to take the club forward."