Doncaster Rovers make decision over new manager

Doncaster Rovers have selected the man who will be the new first team manager with an announcement due on Monday.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 11:47 am
Updated Friday, 14th May 2021, 11:53 am

After the final stage of interviews on Thursday, the Rovers board reached a unanimous decision on their preferred candidate and offered the job to that individual.

Talks commenced over finer details on Thursday evening and are set to continue over the weekend, including matters such as the identity of the new man’s assistant. These conversations are understood to have been very positive, with no issues expected.

And the new manager will be officially unveiled on Monday, likely alongside his assistant, with a full press conference planned for next Friday.

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Thursday night’s decision brought to an end Rovers’ month-long search for a new manager.

Andy Butler was appointed manager until the end of the season following the departure of Darren Moore to Sheffield Wednesday at the start of March.

Rovers opened up the recruitment drive in mid-April with the intention of appointing a new boss shortly after the end of the season.

A total of 120 applications were received for the role, whittled down to 80 viable candidates and then shortlisted further.

Five candidates were formally interviewed after two withdrew from the process, while Butler was given a less formal interview.

Three very strong candidates then progressed to Thursday’s second interview stage with the Rovers board reaching their decision.


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