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Jan 17, 2013

Doncaster appoint caretaker Flynn

Doncaster have appointed caretaker manager Brian Flynn as Dean Saunders' successor, on a deal until the end of the season.

Flynn, a former Wales Under-21 manager, has been in temporary charge of the club, along with captain Rob Jones, since Saunders walked out on the club for the Wolves job ten days ago. The duo led Rovers to a 2-1 win at Stevenage last weekend to keep the side joint-top of League One.

Jones will continue to assist Flynn, with the south Yorkshire club wanting the current management team to remain in place to ensure a "seamless transition'', as they look to build on their first half of the season and secure promotion to the Championship.

"We are pleased to announce that Brian and Rob have taken up our offer to manage the team and are now fully focused on the game against Leyton Orient on Saturday,'' Doncaster chairman John Ryan said.

"Brian has a great history at the club and is being assisted by our current captain Rob Jones, who has earned the respect of his team-mates and fans this season through his commanding leadership.

"We had an overwhelming number of applications for the position, including former international and Premiership managers. However, after a detailed process we felt that our initial choice - Brian - was the best person to put in charge and would allow a seamless transition."

Flynn spent eight years in charge of Wales' youth teams before joining Doncaster as a scout in August, however, this is his first managerial post since leaving Swansea in 2004.

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