Paul Dickov appointed manager of Doncaster Rovers

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Doncaster Rovers have appointed former Oldham Athletic boss Paul Dickov as their new manager. 

Dickov takes the reigns from Brian Flynn, who guided Donny back to the Championship at the first time of asking following their relegation in the 2011-12 season. 

Although Flynn has given up the managerial role, he now moves into a director of football position, behind the scenes at Doncaster. 

Doncaster were promoted in dramatic circumstances after a controversial game between themselves and Brentford. 

The Bees striker Marcelo Trotta thundered a 92nd minute penalty against the crossbar, whilst the ball ended up at the feet of James Coppinger who scored for Doncaster to help them seal an automatic promotion place. 

Dickov, takes over at the Keepmoat after leaving Oldham in February with the Latics sitting only one point above the relegation zone. Despite their poor league form that hindered their season so frequently, Dickov managed to ensure FA Cup victories over both Championship and Premier League opposition.

Nottingham Forest and Liverpool both fell at the feet of Oldham, and Donny chairman John Ryan would have been impressed by these feats pulled of by the relatively in-experienced Dickov. 

This will be Dickov's first experience of managing in the Championship, with his only previous managerial experience with Oldham in League One. Realistically Dickov's aim will be to maintain Doncaster's Championship status by the end of next season, something former manager Dean Saunders couldn't manage. 


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