Doncaster Rovers: How many candidates are set to be interviewed for manager’s job?

Doncaster Rovers
Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster Rovers plan to interview a minimum of six candidates for the managerial vacancy, the Free Press understands.

The club received close to 150 applications for the role ahead of Monday’s deadline.

And the interview process will begin tomorrow as Rovers step up their hunt for the man to replace Darren Ferguson as manager.

The applicants were whittled down to a shortlist on Tuesday morning with invites immediately sent out for interviews.

And it is understood six individuals will be interviewed in the coming days.

Part of the interview process will involve candidates explaining how they will guide the Rovers squad into a challenge for promotion in the coming season.

The Rovers board remain confident they will have a manager in place by the time the squad reports back to Cantley Park for pre-season training on June 25.

The board were delighted with the standard of applications to replace Ferguson, who resigned last Monday.

A club spokesperson said: “The board are delighted with the quality of applications received in a short space of time.

“The applications are broad in terms of age range and experience.

“There are managers in there with plenty of experience and others looking to begin their careers in management.”

The likes of former Bradford City boss Stuart McCall, ex-Barnsley and Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom and former Burton Albion chief Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink have all been heavily linked with the role in recent days.

Two men initially mentioned as potential candidates have found alternative employers this week with Belles boss Neil Redfearn leaving Doncaster for Liverpool Ladies while Uwe Rosler has joined Swedish giants Malmo as manager.

The players will undergo individual fitness and conditioning testing next week before coming back together as a squad on Monday week.

New signings Tom Anderson and Max Watters will join up with the squad for the first time since becoming permanent additions.