CARETAKER boss Brian Flynn would be interested in becoming the next permanent manager of Doncaster Rovers.
But the 57-year-old Welshman has revealed he is yet to apply for the job.
Flynn took temporary charge of team affairs this week, aided by skipper Rob Jones, ahead of tomorrow’s tricky trip to play-off challengers Stevenage.
The former Wales caretaker boss spoke to the press for the first time since Dean Saunders’ departure at Cantley Park yesterday.
In response to the inevitable question about whether he fancied the job on a longer term basis, Flynn was coy in his response.
“Of course I would, should the right situation arise,” said Flynn, who then replied “no” when asked if he had applied.
He added: “I have first hand knowledge that there’s some pretty damn good managers out there not in work.
“There’s a lot of them would be very interested in taking up this position, that’s for certain.
“It’s an ideal situation for somebody to step into.”
Rovers now say they do not expect to appoint a new manager until after the visit of Leyton Orient to the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday, January 19.
Time is of the essence, according to Flynn, but the former Rovers skipper believes getting the right man should be the board’s priority.
“It would be helpful to everybody if someone was to come in before the end of the January window,” he said.
“But the main thing is to make sure they get the right one.
“The right manager will carry on the good things that Dean has left behind,” he added.
“He’s one who doesn’t look for problems and one who is able to provide continuity.
“The players know their jobs here. If someone wants to come in and tweak it, even a little bit, that could upset the rhythm they’re in.
“We’ve got 50 points from 26 games. That’s a hell of a position to come into.”
Star sources, meanwhile, understand that Glynn Snodin will be offered an interview for the vacant manager’s position.
The former Doncaster defender, currently first team coach at Huddersfield Town, is understood to be keen on making the step up to management - and the opportunity to manage a club so close to his heart is likely to appeal.
Coventry boss Mark Robins is still the bookies’ favourite to replace Dean Saunders.