David Flitcroft swaps Swindon Town for League Two rivals Mansfield Town

Jack Austin
The Independent
Flitcroft has previously got Bury promoted from League Two: Getty
Flitcroft has previously got Bury promoted from League Two: Getty

David Flitcroft has been named manager of Mansfield Town following his departure from League Two rivals Swindon Town.

The 44-year-old succeeds Steve Evans who moved to League One side Peterborough United on Tuesday and joins a club just three points and two positions ahead of his former team.

The Stags are currently fifth in the Football League’s bottom tier, just two points off the automatic promotion places with 12 games of the season remaining, while Swindon sit back in seventh.

Flitcroft admitted he couldn't turn the opportunity down (Getty)
Flitcroft admitted he couldn't turn the opportunity down (Getty)

“I wouldn't be sat here if I couldn't get this club into League One,” Flitcroft said. “I had a fantastic group of players at Swindon and I worked for a fantastic chairman. I must thank Lee Power, but I couldn't turn this opportunity down.”

Flitcroft already has a League Two promotion to his name when he took Bury up in 2015 and he bring his assistant Ben Futcher to Field Mill with him, leaving Matty Taylor to take over at Swindon on a temporary basis.

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