DICKOV IN FRAME AS FLYNN BOWS OUT
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.
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