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DRFC Flynn would relish chance in championship

Doncaster Rovers boss Brian Flynn says he would relish the chance to manage in the championship following the clubs promotion on Saturday.

Flynn took over as manager from Dean Saunders in January until the end of the season and he now hoping he will be given the opportunity to manage the club in the championship.

The former Wales national manager was asked on Sky Sports whether he was looking forward to managing in the championship next season.
"I am, but I am out of contract on Sunday," he told Sky.

"For me personally as a manager, I have never managed in the championship. I have managed at international level, which is elite football, but it is something I would relish. I would really relish it given a chance."

Flynn, who had two spells playing for Rovers in the 1980`s has spent most of his managerial career in the lower leagues. He started out at Wrexham, where he spent twelve years. He took over with them rock bottom of the fourth tier of English football and in just his third full season in charge he led them to promotion. They spent the next nine seasons in the third tier before his departure in 2001.

He took over at Swansea City twelve months later and again he took over with the club at the bottom of the Football League. In his first season he helped Swansea avoid relegation to non-league football on the final day of the season with a 4-2 win over Hull City. In his first full season, he enjoyed a good start to the season with Swansea but he was surprisingly sacked in March with the club tenth in the league and having lost just one of their previous six games.

Flynn went on to work with the Welsh national squad and he was in charge of the under-21 side that came close to qualifying for the 2009 European Championship. The side finished top of their group, in a group that included France but they were beaten by England 5-4 on aggregate in a two-legged play off.

The former diminutive midfielder, who enjoyed a 21-year playing career with sides such as Leeds United and Burnley then took temporary charge of the national side for two games following the sacking of John Toshack in 2010. Wales lost both their games under Flynn and he eventually resigned from his post with the under-21 side in May 2012.

Flynn joined up with Rovers again in September 2012 as a scout when Rovers boss Dean Saunders brought him in to find new talent for the club.

He took over in January and he has a 50% win ratio since taking over from Dean Saunders, winning ten, drawing four and losing six of his twenty games in charge.

Rovers are expected to make a decision on his future in midweek.


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Writer: DonnyEd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 28 2013

Time: 4:19PM

 

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