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Doncaster Rovers: Interviews begin

Rovers chief executive Gavin Baldwin
Rovers chief executive Gavin Baldwin

Doncaster Rovers will today begin the process of interviewing for their managerial vacancy.

It is understood that six candidates have been invited for interview across Friday and Monday at a location outside of the borough, as Rovers look to find the man to replace Darren Ferguson.

After Monday the board will make their choice and begin negotiations with the aim of confirming the appointment in the second half of the week so the new boss can be in place to welcome the Rovers squad back for pre-season training on June 25.

Ex-Bradford City boss Stuart McCall, former Leeds and Barnsley chied Paul Heckingbottom and ex-Northampton Town manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink have all been heavily linked with the position in recent days.

Reports in Scotland suggest McCall is set to be interviewed along with ex-Livingston boss David Hopkin and former Rangers and Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton.

Also today, Rovers will be ball number 12 in the northern section of the draw for the first round of the Carabao Cup, which will take place in Vietnam at 10.45am today.

First round ties will take place the week commencing August 13 – not during the first week of the season which has been the case in recent years.