Gareth Evans (footballer, born 1967)
|Full name||Gareth John Evans|
|Date of birth||14 January 1967|
|Place of birth||Coventry, England|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|1990||→ Stoke City (loan)||5||(1)|
|1990–1991||→ Northampton Town (loan)||2||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Gareth John Evans (born 14 January 1967) is an English former footballer, who played for Coventry City, Rotherham United, Hibernian, Stoke City, Northampton Town, Partick Thistle, Airdrie and Alloa Athletic. He is currently coach of the Scotland women's under-19 national team.
Evans was born in Coventry and played for his local club Coventry City making ten appearances for the "Sky Blues" in two seasons before dropping down to the Third Division to play for Rotherham United. At Millmoor Evans played 39 times in 1986–87 scoring 11 goals as the "Millers" finished in a mid-table position of 14th however a poor season under John Breckin and Dave Cusack saw Rotherham relegated to the Fourth Division. With Rotherham heading for relegation Evans moved to Scottish Scottish Premier Division side Hibernian.
It was at Easter Road where Evans enjoyed the most success in his career where he spent nine seasons. In total he played 301 matches for Hibs scoring 37 goals helping the Edinburgh side to lift the Scottish League Cup in 1991. In the 1990–91 season Evans spent time out on loan at Stoke City where he played seven times scoring twice, which came in a 1–0 win over Bolton Wanderers and in a 2–1 defeat against West Ham United in the Football League Cup. In the same season he also played twice for Northampton Town. He left Hibernian in 1996 and later played for Partick Thistle, Airdrieonians and Alloa Athletic before moving into coaching.
After ending his playing career in 2004, he joined the Alloa Athletic coaching staff. He eventually became assistant manager, before taking a similar position at Brechin City, where he assisted former Hibs teammate Michael O'Neill. Evans then moved back into full-time football in 2007 by accepting the position of reserve team coach at Hibs. Following the departure of John Hughes on 4 October 2010, Evans was appointed caretaker manager at Hibernian alongside fellow coach Alistair Stevenson. Evans left Hibernian in November 2011, as new manager Pat Fenlon assembled his coaching staff.
Livingston appointed Evans as first team coach in July 2012. After John Hughes left Livingston to manage Hartlepool United in November, Evans and Richie Burke were placed in caretaker charge of the team. Evans left the club on 28 February 2013.
Evans was appointed as Scotland women's under-19 national coach in June 2013.
As a player
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other[A]||Total|
|Coventry City||1985–86||First Division||6||0||0||0||1||1||2||0||9||1|
|Rotherham United||1986–87||Third Division||34||9||3||1||0||0||2||1||39||11|
|Hibernian||1987–88||Scottish Premier Division||12||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||14||2|
|1988–89||Scottish Premier Division||35||5||4||0||3||1||0||0||42||6|
|1989–90||Scottish Premier Division||28||3||1||0||2||0||4||1||35||4|
|1990–91||Scottish Premier Division||15||2||0||0||2||0||0||0||17||2|
|1991–92||Scottish Premier Division||41||6||3||1||4||1||0||0||48||8|
|1992–93||Scottish Premier Division||39||6||4||0||2||2||2||0||47||8|
|1993–94||Scottish Premier Division||38||4||2||0||4||0||0||0||44||4|
|1994–95||Scottish Premier Division||26||0||2||0||3||2||0||0||29||2|
|1995–96||Scottish Premier Division||23||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||23||2|
|Stoke City (loan)||1990–91||Third Division||5||1||0||0||2||1||0||0||7||2|
|Northampton Town (loan)||1990–91||Fourth Division||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0|
|Partick Thistle||1996–97||Scottish First Division||29||9||0||0||3||3||0||0||32||12|
|1997–98||Scottish First Division||20||5||0||0||1||0||1||0||22||5|
|Airdrieonians||1998–99||Scottish First Division||26||6||1||0||1||0||0||0||28||6|
|1999–2000||Scottish First Division||25||4||1||0||2||0||0||0||28||4|
|2000–01||Scottish First Division||3||0||0||0||2||0||1||0||6||0|
|Alloa Athletic||2000–01||Scottish First Division||22||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||23||3|
|2001–02||Scottish Second Division||10||0||3||2||1||0||5||2||19||4|
|2002–03||Scottish First Division||14||1||1||0||2||0||1||0||18||1|
|2003–04||Scottish Second Division||6||0||2||0||1||0||1||0||10||0|
As a manager
- As of 28 February 2013
|Livingston||22 November 2012||28 February 2013||14||6||3||5||42.86|
- Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.
- "Evans heads in as Kozelsky waits". BBC Sport (BBC). 20 June 2007. Retrieved 20 June 2007.
- "Alistair Stevenson and Gareth Evans to Guide Hibs". BBC Sport (BBC). 12 October 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
- "Club Statement". Hibernianfc.co.uk (Hibernian FC). 28 November 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011.
- "The Rumour Mill: Wednesday’s football transfer news and gossip". sport.scotsman.com (Johnston Press). 18 July 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
Former Hibs coach Gareth Evans has been reunited with John Collins and John Hughes at Livingston after being named as first-team coach. (Mail)
- "Livingston's Evans and Burke continue as management duo". BBC Sport. BBC. 22 November 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
- McLauchlin, Brian (28 February 2013). "John Collins and Gareth Evans leave Livingston". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
- "Evans appointed women's under-19 national coach". Scottish Football Association. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
- Jeffrey, Jim (2005). The Men Who Made Hibernian F.C. since 1946. Tempus Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7524-3091-2.