Doncaster Rovers close to announcing new manager

Gavin Baldwin
Gavin Baldwin

The next manager of Doncaster Rovers was set to be informed of his appointment last night, the Star understands.

Rovers were due to complete their interview process yesterday, with candidates expecting to hear the board’s decision last night.

It is understood that interim boss Rob Jones was interviewed on Tuesday while former Huddersfield Town boss Lee Clark and ex-Notts County manager Shaun Derry were among Monday’s interviewees.

Former Barnsley, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday boss Danny Wilson was last night backed into odds-on favourite for the job with bookmakers.

An announcement appears likely to come on Wednesday with the new man set to take charge of the side in Saturday’s game with Bradford City.

The appointment of the club’s new permanent manager will end a 35-day search for the man to replace Paul Dickov, who was sacked on September 8.

n Rovers’ Development Squad exited the U21 Premier League Cup after a 3-2 defeat at Crewe Alexandra yesterday.

Harry Forrester and Curtis Main both scored for Rovers while Paul Keegan also started for the side.

n Rovers have issued a statement insisting chief executive Gavin Baldwin will remain with the club.

Times journalist George Caulkin noted on Twitter yesterday that Baldwin is the subject of interest from Championship clubs.

In the statement, Baldwin said: “I can confirm that I am as I always have been, absolutely 100 per cent committed to Doncaster Rovers.

“This is a very exciting time for the football club and for all at Club Doncaster as we continue to develop both to make the business as one stronger.

“The final piece in the jigsaw is securing the new manager and the right man to drive Rovers forwards in the short, mid and long term.”