Doncaster Rovers: Flynn’s future in doubt

Doncaster Rovers Brian Flynn and James Coppinger celebrate the presentation of the nPower League One Troph. Picture: Andrew Roe
Doncaster Rovers Brian Flynn and James Coppinger celebrate the presentation of the nPower League One Troph. Picture: Andrew Roe

Brian Flynn guided Doncaster to only a seventh league title in their 134-year history - but may not be the man to lead Rovers into the Championship.

Flynn was handed a two-week contract extension on Monday while Rovers firm up plans for their return to the second tier.

Chairman John Ryan has remained tight-lipped since Tuesday’s ‘major’ board meeting, during which Flynn’s position was high on the agenda.

One option the board is likely to be considering is moving Flynn into a director of football-type role and hiring a new manager.

Flynn reiterated his desire to remain in charge immediately after the final whistle at Griffin Park. He said: “Who wouldn’t want to manage in the Championship?”

Goalscoring hero James Coppinger was also asked whether Flynn should remain in charge.

“That’s for the chairman to discuss with Brian,” he said. “I’m sure Brian will stay at the club in some capacity.”