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DON­CASTER are on the hunt for a new man­ager af­ter pro­mo­tion­win­ning boss Brian Flynn stepped down.

Flynn, 57, took over from Dean Saun­ders in Jan­uary and sub­se­quently led Rovers to the League One ti­tle.

How­ever, the Welsh­man’s con­tract ex­pired last Sun­day and he was of­fered only a twoweek ex­ten­sion.

Dur­ing the post-match cel­e­bra­tions at Grif­fin Park, Flynn had ex­pressed a de­sire to re­main in the dugout, say­ing: “Who wouldn’t want to man­age in the Cham­pi­onship?”

How­ever, a state­ment re­leased by Rovers on Fri­day sug­gested he had cho­sen to step aside.

“Fol­low­ing the end of the sea­son, Brian ap­proached the club and ex­pressed a de­sire to re­turn to what he sees as his pas­sion in the de­vel­op­ment and re­cruit­ment of play­ers,” said the state­ment.

“In line with this the own­ers have of­fered Brian a se­nior role de­vel­op­ing and sup­port­ing who­ever is to man­age the side as it goes into the Cham­pi­onship.

“Brian will be in­volved in the search for a new man­ager and new play­ers for the chal­lenge ahead in one of the most com­pet­i­tive leagues in the world.”

A flood of early money has seen for­mer Old­ham boss Paul Dickov in­stalled as favourite, with some re­ports sug­gest­ing he had al­ready been of­fered the job.

The Scot, 40, spent two-and-ahalf sea­sons at Bound­ary Park but re­signed in early Fe­bru­ary and has been out of work since.

DONNY BOUND?: Paul Dickov

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