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9th March 2008 11:35

Rumours abound the local media (as reported on CHAD website and on Mansfield 103.2 on Saturday) that the new Stags manager will be Billy McEwan.

by Martin Shaw

McEwan was an important player in the Stags side that gained promotion for the only time in its history to the second tier of English football in 1976/77, and is very fondly remembered. Below McEwan is pictured on the day the Stags won at Wrexham to clinch the Division III title.

McEwan (left) helps a dazed Rod Arnold off the pitch at the end of the game. Photo from Images of Sport: Mansfield Town (page 57), by Paul Taylor and Martin Shaw. Photo originally from CHAD newspaper, with thanks to Roger Grayson.

Photo from Stagsnet/Vintage Stags match Reports section. Photo originally from CHAD newspaper.

McEwan has recently been spotted in the West Stand at a number of matches. There has been a pattern of this happening under the odious ownership of Keith Haslam, and was also the case as Keith Curle, Carlton Palmer and Billy Dearden were all seen in the West Stand at Stags matches shortly before being appointed as Stags manager.

McEwan played 32 league games for Mansfield, scoring 3 goals. He also played for Hibs, Blackpool, Brighton, Chesterfield, Peterborough, Rotherham. As manager he won Division IV title with Rotherham in 1989. He also managed Darlington and most recently York City in the Conference from where he was sacked in November. He also coached at Sheffield Utd, Scarborough, and for a long period at Derby. As coach at Derby he helped achieve promotion to the top flight in 1996.


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