BLUES fitness coach Terry Evans is swapping sides and joining Wasps.

The man who has served the Chairboys as a player, caretaker manager, physio and fitness coach will now cross over and join Wanderers' tenants.

Evans' switch to the oval ball game, where he will join the English champions' strength and conditioning team, marks the end of his multi-talented career with Wanderers which has seen him operate as a player, caretaker manager and fitness coach.

Evans was first brought to Adams Park by Martin O'Neill, who went on to describe the 6ft 4ins defender as one of his best ever signings.

Big Tel went on to make 157 appearances for the Blues before being released by John Gregory.

But Neil Smillie brought him back to Adams Park at the start of the 1998/99 season as youth team physio and when Smillie was sacked Blues turned to Evans as caretaker manager.

He left the club in 2004 but was brought back by his great friend, Wanderers managing director Steve Hayes, to become the club's fitness coach.

He said: "I have had a fantastic time in football but this opportunity was too good to turn down.

"I always played rugby at school and when my football playing career was over I bought a season ticket at Wasps and now to have the chance to work for the best rugby club in England and arguably Europe with elite superstars is brilliant."

Evans was first offered the post in January but thought he had missed the boat when the then Wanderers manager Paul Lambert asked him to stay on until the end of the season.

He said: "I am really lucky to have the chance again. It's a different challenge and it will be a real learning curve for me.

"Working with people like Ian McGeechan and Shaun Edwards is a brilliant opportunity. I aim to learn as much as I can and give as much back as I can."

Evans was much in demand with job offers also coming in from two other football clubs but he wanted to come out of his comfort zone and work in another sport.

He said: "I'm very fortunate. I've had a great career in football as a player and then afterwards and now to get the chance to go to Wasps is a dream come true."

Wasps director of rugby Ian McGeechan said: "Terry brings with him experience and expertise in both fitness and physiotherapy.

"Joining us from Wanderers, he is a familiar face to many at the club and no doubt will add another dimension to our team of professionals."

Evans will be replaced at Wanderers by Damien Doyle who will become Blues' head of medical and sports science.

He has previously been everywhere with Martin Allen working at Barnet, Brentford, MK Dons and Leicester.

Doyle will be in charge of the physio department and the fitness side of the club.

Taylor said: "I'm alright doing the training but I couldn't honestly tell you what the best strength for someone's calf to be.

"I'm more into the every day training but I need somebody like Damien telling me when they should only do 30 minutes and keeping me aware of things like that.

"He's going to be very valuable to the club. I've never worked with him before but I've met him a few times and I've been very impressed with the way he puts things over and I'm hopeful he'll be very successful."