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DONCASTER ROVERS: Just the job for Glynn Snodin

Terriers coach: Glynn Snodin has been recommended by brother Ian

Terriers coach: Glynn Snodin has been recommended by brother Ian

  • by Paul Goodwin Doncaster Rovers
 

‘GIVE the job to our Glynn’, Rovers legend Ian Snodin has urged Doncaster’s decision-makers.

The former Rovers favourite, who made more than 300 appearances for the club as a youngster, would be the perfect man to replace Dean Saunders, according to his younger brother Ian.

Huddersfield Town coach Glynn has assisted Simon Grayson, Alan Curbishley and George Burley in club management, and was Northern Ireland’s number two during Nigel Worthington’s recent reign.

“He’s been a top coach for many years, but now he’s ready to make the step up as manager,” Ian told The Star.

“If Glynn was interested, and Doncaster wanted him, then Glynn would be a great appointment.

“He’s obviously played for the club and was joint manager with me when things were at rock bottom.

“Since then he’s worked with some top players at Charlton and West Ham, and then on the international scene with Northern Ireland.

“He’s in his early fifties and he’s got the experience of playing at the highest level.

“People say a coach is a coach and a manager is a manager, but I’ve seen Glynn on the training pitch and in the dressing room.

“He’d have no problem stepping up.”

Glynn, who went on to play for Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United, remains very highly thought of in Doncaster - and also within Rovers circles - and would be an appointment that would prove popular in the town.

He assisted Ian when the brothers took charge following Doncaster’s relegation out of the Football League in 1998, helping to get the club back on its feet during its darkest hour.

The 52-year-old is eighth on Rovers’ list of all-time leading league appearance makers, with 309 to his name.

“He loves the club to bits, and is still revered by the supporters who remember him,” said Ian.

“Doncaster Rovers are a community club that need a manager with the town at heart, and Glynn certainly fits that bill.

“They need someone to get into the community.

“Glynn’s massive on that, and it’s something we tried to do as much as possible when we were joint managers.”

 

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