Doncaster Rovers: Attack or defend? What is Darren Moore's managerial philosophy?

Darren Moore says his attacking philosophy is the perfect fit for Doncaster Rovers.

Thursday, 18th July 2019, 10:55 am
Darren Moore

The 45-year-old won the hearts of Rovers fans as a no-nonsense defender during his two-year spell at the club in the mid-1990s.

But former West Brom boss Moore has confirmed that his managerial outlook is based more on the attacking side of the game – which should help foster a smooth transition from the Grant McCann era.

"I was an uncompromising defender who loved his clean sheets but my outlook on the game is attacking,” Moore told the Free Press.

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"I love front foot football. It mirrored up in terms of my managerial style last season.

"And it's the same here.

"I'm looking forward to working with the players as a whole.

"There's a part with the ball and a part without it. We'll look to try and improve in those areas."

Moore was unveiled to the media last Friday during which his affection for Rovers shone through.

Following a bedding-in process he held talks with chief executive Gavin Baldwin this week about player recruitment and the assistant manager vacancy.

Rovers confirmed the signing of young Arsenal midfielder Ben Sheaf on a six-month loan deal last week but Moore will be keen to strengthen his attacking options, particularly given the uncertainty over John Marquis’s future.