Doncaster Rovers have today confirmed the appointment of Richie Wellens as the club’s new manager on Twitter, with the 41-year-old returning to his former club.
Wellens had only been out of work for a matter of months before completing his return to the Keepmoat Stadium after being previously sacked by Salford City back in March in what was a controversial move by the Sky Bet League Two side.
He is an individual who will be very familiar to the Donny faithful as he took in two seperate spells with the club as a player, during which time he made over 190 appearances in a red and white shirt.
Now the former Swindon Town and Oldham Athletic boss is back at his old stomping ground and will be looking to take Doncaster to the next level after they missed out on a play-off place this season.
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Here, we take a look at some of the best reactions to the announcement on Twitter as the news broke.
Welcome back Richie! pic.twitter.com/TIIwtVeXft
— Oliver Fardell (@OliverFardell) May 17, 2021
There’s only one thing left to do… bring Copps back from retirement. Let’s see this again.. pic.twitter.com/jU2A5FK4vR
— matt (@Matty_Vickers) May 17, 2021
I’m well happy with the appointment! Let’s get behind him, hopefully sign some players and build an actual squad of players that want to be here and will fight for the club!
— Tony Richardson (@Tonyricho88) May 17, 2021
Let’s get behind him and board and push for next season. Up the Donny 🔴⚪️
— Daniel Hall (@Dannyhall07) May 17, 2021
Fantastic choice welcome back Richie boom
— Claire Brandon (@southstandclez) May 17, 2021
Welcome back @RichieWe11ens 👏👏👏
— TeddyB (@ScottThornton4) May 17, 2021
Let’s be avin ya
— Ben Smith (@bendrfcsmith97) May 17, 2021
Good appointment 👏
— Mike Robo (@DrfcMike) May 17, 2021
You beauty 👏
— Jonah (@jones9_jon) May 17, 2021
All the best Richie 👍
— Swadey (@Swadey16) May 17, 2021
— Yellowrose33 (@Winterangel33) May 17, 2021
Richie Wellens Barmy Army! ⚪🔴⚪🔴
— Mark (@CoventryViking) May 17, 2021