‘I feel safe in my job’ insists Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov

Paul Dickov
Paul Dickov

Paul Dickov takes his side to Swindon Town today insisting: ‘I feel safe in my job’.

Despite Rovers’ recent upturn in form, back-to-back home defeats have only served to intensify scrutiny of the Scot’s 19-month reign among supporters.

Dickov says he still feels safe in the Doncaster hot seat - but added he is fully aware of the consequences of an extended losing run.

“First and foremost, I don’t think the board would be allowing me to extend contracts and try and bring people in [if I wasn’t safe],” said Dickov.

“I’ll say it again - I’ve got a fantastic relationship with the board. We talk a lot and they are always positive and constructive conversations.

“I know I’m repeating myself, but we’ve got a plan here and it wasn’t just a six-week plan, a six-month plan or a plan for the season.

“We’re looking to the future and we want to bring stability to the club. That doesn’t happen overnight, it takes a certain amount of time.

“I’m not trying to bide my time by any means.

“The board knew this season was going to be a tough one, but they also know that going forward we’re putting building blocks in place to be a stable club in years to come.

“The here and now is important,” he added.

“If we go and lose six, seven, eight games in a row, I’m not stupid, I know what happens.

“So we are concentrating on now, but it’s also important to sit down and prepare and make sure there’s a foundation moving forward - especially with the way things have gone over the last couple of years.”