Brian Flynn leaves Doncaster Rovers

James Coppinger and Brian Flynn celebrate winning the 2012/13 League One title.
James Coppinger and Brian Flynn celebrate winning the 2012/13 League One title.

Brian Flynn has parted company Doncaster Rovers, the club have confirmed.

The Welshman’s position had been unclear after Rob Jones revealed at the weekend he had been offered the job of reserve team boss - a position previously occupied by Flynn.

Flynn famously teamed up with Jones to lead Rovers to the League One title in 2013, following Dean Saunders’ exit to Wolves.

The former Wales Under 21 boss was appointed ‘director of scouting’ following Paul Dickov’s appointment as manager last summer.

Flynn was linked with the manager’s job at Blackpool earlier this summer and came close to succeeding Barry Ferguson at Bloomfield Road. He was set to land the job before a last-minute U-turn by chairman Karl Oyston.

Following the appointment of Jose Riga, Flynn told the Star he was happy to continue in his role at Doncaster, working with the club’s younger players.

A statement on Rovers’ website read: “Brian will most fondly be remembered by Rovers supporters for his short spell as manager at the end of the 2012/13 season, a season in which Doncaster Rovers won promotion to the Championship in the final minute of the final game of the season.

“The club wish to thank Brian for all of his help during the past two years and wish him well for the future.”