DONCASTER ROVERS: O’Driscoll is new Bristol City boss

Sean O'Driscoll
Sean O'Driscoll

SEAN O’Driscoll is out of the running for a Rovers return - after becoming the new manager of Bristol City.

The former Doncaster boss, who was sacked by Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day, was unveiled at Ashton Gate today following the departure of Derek McInnes.

The Robins are currently bottom of the Championship and six points from safety.

O’Driscoll rejected a job offer from Barnsley earlier this month, and is also thought to have turned down the vacant Blackpool post in favour of City.

The 55-year-old would have been a popular choice among supporters to return to Doncaster.

However, his somewhat acrimonious sacking in 2011 after a five-year stay at the Keepmoat Stadium made that prospect a non-starter.

Jon Lansdown, Bristol City’s football managing director, said: “In Sean we have someone with a track record of developing clubs longer term, as well as a wealth of experience at this level, which will be vital in our fight for survival in the Championship.

“I am delighted he decided to join us ahead of a number of other offers he has received.”

Bristol City become the third club that O’Driscoll has worked for this season, following stints at Crawley and Forest.

Sacked Scot McInnes beat O’Driscoll to the Ashton Gate job 15 months ago.