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Friday, July 21, 2006

Evans Linked To Darlington

Boston boss Steve Evans is being linked with a move to Darlington, alongside his former Chairman Jon Sotnick.

Sotnick quit Boston last month after complaining that the club couldn't adequately pay him, and he became Chief Executive at Darlington within days. He was responsible for bringing Evans back to Boston after his lengthy ban expired, and the pair are believed to be close personal friends.

Rumours are now rife that current Darlo manager David Hodgson has today been sacked from the club, along with his entire backroom staff, just two weeks before the season starts - and that Sotnick has lined up Evans as his replacement.

The argumentative Scot was suspended for 20 months for his part in the illegal payments saga that soured Boston's promotion to the Football League, and is still awaiting trial in November for tax evasion charges stemming from the original investigation. He complained earlier in the week that he was operating one of the smallest budgets in League Two, and made several references to the resources available at Darlington.

Hodgson has left the Darlington hotseat twice already, the last time 10 days before the start of the 2000/1 season - just prior to the George Reynolds era imploding. He returned in late 2003 after a disastrous start to the season, and has narrowly missed the play-offs in the last two years after helping the club from the brink of extinction following the Reynolds era.