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Ex-Sunderland boss emerges as potential Darren Moore successor at Doncaster Rovers

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Phil Parkinson is a leading contender to become the new manager of Doncaster Rovers, according to Football Insider.

Donny have been without a permanent manager since Darren Moore left to become Sheffield Wednesday’s new boss at the start of March.

Andy Butler was placed in interim charge until the end of the season following Moore’s departure, but their hopes of finishing in the play-offs have diminished.

Butler has yielded just two wins from his 11 games in charge, with the club now sitting eight points off the play-offs in 12th having lost their last five games.

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Donny confirmed earlier this week that the process of appointing a new manager is underway, and applications are open as they look to have someone in place before the beginning of next season.

According to Football Insider, former Bradford City, Bolton Wanderers and Sunderland manager Phil Parkinson is a leading contender for the role.

Parkinson was most recently in charge of Sunderland, winning 19 out of 48 games in charge before being replaced by Lee Johnson in November.

The 53-year-old won promotion from League One with Bolton in 2016/17, but failed to lead Sunderland to the play-offs before the season was curtailed last term.

The Verdict

Parkinson will be looking to right his wrongs after failing at Sunderland.

His style of football was often scrutinised at Sunderland and they didn’t score enough goals, so I’d be interested to see how he got on at Doncaster.

He is an experienced manager who has won promotion from this level before, so it could work out for them if he is given the chance to make his mark on the squad.


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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