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DRFC O'Driscoll all set for Pompey?

According to reports on SkySports.com, former Doncaster Rovers boss Sean O`Driscoll is on the verge of taking over at Portsmouth.

O`Driscoll was sacked by Doncaster last month after going nineteen games without a win and sitting at the foot of the championship table.

He now looks set for a quick return having reportedly impressed the Portsmouth board during the interview process and it is believed he was present at their game on Saturday in the 3-1 defeat at Derby County.

The 54 year old is well known for his football philosophy of good passing football teams and he earned Doncaster the nickname 'The Arsenal of League One` during his early years with the club.

O`Driscoll spent five successful years with Doncaster. He earned them their first ever-domestic trophy in his first season, when they lifted the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy. In his second season, he led them back to the second tier of English football for the first time in fifty years when they beat Leeds United in the play off final at Wembley.

He managed to keep Doncaster in the championship for three seasons despite their small budget compared to many of their rivals in the division.

They looked all set for a push for the play offs last season until a crippling injury list left their small squad down to the bare bones.

At one stage, they had fourteen players on the injury list and they ended up facing relegation until they managed to secure their place in the division on the penultimate weekend of the season.

A move to Portsmouth would see him return to the South Coast after spending 20 years with Bournemouth.

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Writer: DonnyEd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday October 30 2011

Time: 7:36AM

Your Comments

but do you rate him...what do you think he might do for us..
plymouth graham
I think he is a great manager. Very quiet and not one for shouting his mouth off. He will go about things professionally and methodically. His teams play attractive football and he's shown at both Bournemouth and Doncaster that he can do well on limited resources. I think things had gone a bit stale for him at Rovers and the club and manager needed a change of scenery. He will go down as one of the best ever managers at Doncaster Rovers.
DonnyEd
He will do well and I wish him all the best. This time last year he was seen as one of the best managers outside the Premier League.
1879Rovers
The sooner he signs the better for me, I've wanted him since day one and look forward the football he'll get these players playing
Midge
he deserves a decent job, though Im yet to be convinced that Pompey is the right one for him or anyone else at this time. hiowever if he takes it I hope he does well.
oxfordspur
That's a bit rude oxfordspur; we have a club where the owners do what they say and in a professional manner. We note spurs are keen to avoid the court of sport re spurs knowingly striking a deal with someone who couldn't act as a director. Spurs fans must be delighted about the 9m of your money spurs wasted on the 2012 stadium bid. Perhapse you should worry about the murkiness that's being associated with your club eh!
russellm
 

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