Doncaster Rovers: Head to head battle with Rotherham United over next manager

Neil Redfearn
Neil Redfearn

Doncaster Rovers look set to face competition from Rotherham United in their pursuit of a new manager.

The Millers yesterday joined Rovers in the search for a new boss after parting company with Steve Evans following three years in charge.

And the turn of events across South Yorkshire are likely to have an impact on Rovers’ recruitment process which will step up this week as the first candidates are interviewed.

Former Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn has been the bookies’ favourite for the Doncaster job since the sacking of Paul Dickov three weeks ago.

But reports yesterday suggested former Rovers player Redfearn is particularly interested in succeeding Evans at the New York Stadium.

Ex-Sheffield Wednesday head coach Stuart Gray is the current favourite for the Millers’ post, having also been linked with the Keepmoat hotseat.

Rovers last night confirmed the club would begin shortlisting candidates for the role ‘over the next few days’ after the application period closed last Friday.

The club’s latest update on their recruitment process suggests there will be little deviation from their original plan of action.

Once the shortlist is drawn up, candidates will be interviewed over the following fortnight as initially planned.

The board of directors have said they are ‘delighted with the high calibre of applications that we have received either directly or through agents.’

Rovers continue in League One tonight against Swindon Town under the interim management of Rob Jones.