Doncaster Rovers: O'Driscoll never in running for Keepmoat return

Sean O'Driscoll
Sean O'Driscoll

Sean O'Driscoll was never in the running for a return to Doncaster Rovers, contrary to reports.

Speculation in a national newspaper at the weekend suggested O'Driscoll would be interviewed for the vacancy, almost seven years after he was dismissed as Rovers boss.

But the 60-year-old was not among the shortlisted candidates to replace Darren Ferguson.

And we understand O'Driscoll did not apply for the job in the first place.

He is currently employed as professional phase coach in the academy of hometown club Wolverhampton Wanderers, who have been promoted to the Premier League.

O'Driscoll - affectionately known as S'OD - was a popular figure at the Keepmoat after guiding Rovers into the Championship and keeping them up for three successive seasons.

He was sacked in September 2011 with Rovers having picked up just a single point from their opening seven matches. He was replaced by Dean Saunders as part of 'The Experiment' led by agent Willie McKay.

Since leaving Rovers, O'Driscoll has managed Nottingham Forest, Bristol City and Walsall and was involved in Brendan Rodgers' backroom staff at Liverpool. He also managed England U19s.

Rovers are now set to move to a second interview stage with two candidates for their managerial vacancy. Read more HERE