New Peterborough United manager Steve Evans has put it out there that when Brendan Rodgers finally leaves Celtic, he wants to be the man to replace him.

Speaking to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, the new Posh boss admitted his desire to be in charge at Park Head and said as quoted by BBC Sport: “This is where I want to be more successful than anywhere else before.

“I want to do well enough here that Dermot Desmond of Celtic picks up the telephone in two or three years and says, ‘Brendan Rodgers is off to somewhere in the Premier League, would you come and be our manager?”

The bold statement from Glaswegian Evans came only hours after he handed in his resignation at League Two side Mansfield Town to take over at League One’s 8th placed side.

It comes in a week where Rodgers’ name has been linked with the Arsenal job should Arsene Wenger be shown the exit door at the Emirates.

The Northern Irishman has been hugely popular since taking charge of affairs north of the border in May 2016 – leading the Hoops to an undefeated domestic season in his first season with the club.

Whether the Bhoys and Dermot Desmond would be interested in the outspoken Glaswegian is another matter altogether.

Evans has had an up and down career in football management having had spells at Boston United, Leeds United, Rotherham, and Mansfield Town before taking on the Peterborough job.

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