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DRFC Ryan - No contact from Sheffield United

DRFC Ryan - No contact from Sheffield United

Doncaster Rovers chairman John Ryan as denied that Sean O`Driscoll is talking to Sheffield United.

Media reports have suggested that the club have given O`Driscoll permission to talk to Sheffield about the vacant manager`s position and he is already in negotiations.

Ryan says that all the talk in the papers is nothing more than speculation and as been blown out of all proportion after his comments to Radio Sheffield`s Football Heaven on Friday.

Speaking on Radio Sheffield`s Football Heaven, Ryan said, "If Sheffield United want to speak to Sean I haven`t got a problem. I gave him an assurance after the Burnley situation at the beginning of the year when Burnley were trying to get him. I would always inform him of anyone wanting to talk to him.
"As far as I am aware Sean O`Driscoll is somebody Sheffield United are interested in being manager, my view is he would reject any chance of joining Sheffield United because he`s got a very good situation here at Doncaster.
"As far as I`m concerned it`s all speculation."

O`Driscoll is already the second longest serving manager in the Championship having joined Rovers in 2006.

Only David Jones at Cardiff City as currently been in the manager`s seat longer having joined the Bluebirds in 2005.

Ryan is confident that O`Driscoll will stay with Rovers but admits that one day he will have to face up to him leaving the Keepmoat.
"Sean O`Driscoll will be a Doncaster Rovers manager going on in time. One day he might leave us because he`s a great manager. I would imagine if Sean was to leave it would be for the Premier League, not the Championship. I think Sean O`Driscoll could get a Premiership club if he bides his time," he continued.
"I really think Sean will stay with Doncaster Rovers. I stood by him at the start of his reign and I am sure he will stand by me now," he continued.

If Sheffield United are to pursue their interest in Sean O`Driscoll then compensation could be come an obstacle.

Burnley were keen to take O`Driscoll to Turf Moor in January but was not prepared to pay the compensation that Doncaster Rovers were demanding at the time.

Sheffield United caretaker manager John Carver is likely to oversee the Christmas period and will be a contender for the post as well, having started of with a 1-0 win over high flying Swansea City in his first game in charge.


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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Wednesday December 22 2010
Time: 11:27AM

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I have heard somewhere that Sheff Utd aren't going to be doing anything about the position until the festive fixtures are over. If they go unbeaten I think Carver will get it anyway.
DonnyEd
22/12/2010 20:51:00
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its because we play you lot at home on the 3rd.....SOD will be named blades manager on the 4th...they daren't give the job to carver...no way hosey!!
bladesforlife1889
22/12/2010 21:26:00
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Something isn't right, even the chief exec at Donny said the other day that O'Driscoll was talking to Sheff Utd. Now Ryan is denying it.
1879Rovers
23/12/2010 09:02:00
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