O’Driscoll reunion a possibility at Portsmouth

Sean O'Driscoll.
Sean O'Driscoll.

SEAN O’Driscoll has declared an interest in becoming the new manager of Portsmouth - Rovers’ opponents on Saturday.

The 54-year-old has applied to replace Steve Cotterill who left Fratton Park for Nottingham Forest last week, according to media reports on the south coast.

The former Bournemouth boss is still on gardening leave at Doncaster Rovers after being replaced by Dean Saunders and is yet to reach an agreement with the club over compensation.

He has also been interviewed for the vacant managerial position at Bristol City following Keith Millen’s departure from Ashton Gate.

Former Southampton manager Dave Jones is thought to be the favourite for the Portsmouth post - but O’Driscoll is also believed to be one of the leading candidates.

Pompey’s directors held a board meeting prior to Saturday’s 2-0 win home win over Barnsley to discuss their next move.

Mark Robins, Chris Coleman and Alan Curbishley are among a host of names to have also been linked with the Pompey job.

Rovers will hope to repeat last season’s fine 3-2 win at Fratton Park when they make the long journey south this weekend.