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Former Championship manager keen on Walsall job



Former Doncaster manager Sean O’Driscoll is interested in taking over at Sky Bet League One side Walsall following Dean Smith’s move to Brentford, according to the Express & Star.


Highly-rated Smith moved to Griffin Park last week to replace Marinus Dijkhuizen, and Walsall have been on the lookout for a manager to continue their fantastic start to the season.

The 58-year-old earned a good reputation following spells with Bournemouth and Doncaster, and he has achieved promotion from League One before with Donny.

O’Driscoll resides in the Midlands area and has watched Walsall play this season following his departure from Liverpool, after four months as Brendan Rodgers’ assistant.

The Wolverhampton-born manager had a very brief spell with Crawley Town after leaving Doncaster, and later had spells with Nottingham Forest and Bristol City.

He also spent a year as manager of the England under-19, losing just one game in seven.

The Saddlers are currently third in League One after collecting 39 points from their 20 league games and they find themselves well within the promotion race.

Walsall face Fleetwood Town away in their next Sky Bet League One fixture, and they’ll be keen to pick up a victory to help cement their place in the top six of the division.

Walsall fans…What do you make of the news? Would you like O’Driscoll as your manager? Who is your ideal candidate? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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