ROVERS are set for a reunion with a familiar face in League One next season after Sean O’Driscoll was named manager of newly-promoted Crawley Town.
O’Driscoll has been linked with several jobs since being sacked by Rovers last September and quickly emerged as favourite for the hotseat at the Broadfield Stadium once Crawley had sealed promotion.
He replaces Steve Evans who left the club in April to take over at Rotherham United.
O’Driscoll said: “I did a lot of due diligence on Crawley Town before I decided to accept the club’s offer.
“I have been impressed with the owners and people behind the scenes and I am looking forward to helping the club establish itself in League One.”
The 54-year-old joined Nottingham Forest as coach in January and helped Steve Cotterill’s side avoid relegation.
While Crawley became infamous for splashing the cash as they sealed back to back promotions from the Blue Square Premier to League One, O’Driscoll is keen to stamp his strict footballing philosophy on the club.
He said: “Crawley is a good fit for me.
“They are a club trying to do things the right way.
“This is a challenge I am really looking forward to.
“My football philosophy is to improve players and the way they think about the game.
“Going from League Two to League One is quite a jump but I’m looking forward to getting started.”