Brian Flynn Takes Charge Of Doncaster Roversby Jack Kitson / 17 January 2013, 16:31
Doncaster Rovers have appointed Brian Flynn as their new manager until the end of the season. Flynn had been placed in caretaker charge of the League Once club since 7th January after Dean Saunders departed to manage Championship side Wolves. The former Swansea boss will be assisted by Rovers player-coach Rob Jones, with the duo tasked with leading the club to an instant return to the second tier.
Flynn has previously managed Swansea, Wrexham and the Wales under-21 side, while briefly acting as caretaker manager of the Welsh national team following the departure of John Toshack. The 57-year-old has been working as a scout at Rovers since May 2011, before stepping in as caretaker manager after Saunders left. His first match in charge was a dramatic 2-1 victory away to Stevenage as his side came from behind to claim a valuable three points which ensured that they stayed level on points with league leaders Tranmere Rovers.
His first match in permanent charge of the club is at home to Leyton Orient on Saturday. Rovers can be backed at 9/10 to record the win that could send them top, while Orient can be backed at 3/1, with a draw available at 23/10. Meanwhile Paddy Power have handed Rovers of 11/2 to win the league.