Dickov gets the boot at Doncaster

Date published: Tuesday 8th September 2015 3:24

League One side Doncaster Rovers have sacked manager Paul Dickov just six games into the season.

Rovers have chalked up just one win in the league to date and chairman David Blunt confirmed the Yorkshire club has parted company with the Scotsman, who leaves after almost two-and-a-half years in the post.

Dickov becomes the second managerial casualty of the new season and the second in League One after Peterborough United sacked manager Dave Robertson on Sunday after they also recorded just one win in their first six league games.

Doncaster defender Rob Jones, who has previously been part of Rovers’ coaching staff, will take over until a permanent replacement is appointed, starting with the League One against Walsall this weekend.

A statement from the club read: “David Blunt, chairman of Doncaster Rovers Football Club, has today confirmed that Paul Dickov has left his position as first-team manager based on performance to date.

“The board are ambitious for a top-six finish and that is, and will remain our aim. The club will now seek applications for the post on a permanent basis.

“The club will not rush into making any decision, the recruitment process will be thorough and we will ensure that we appoint the strongest candidate for the position.

“From today Rob Jones will take charge of first team affairs on a temporary basis. The club has full confidence in Rob as we now look forward to a tough game against Walsall this weekend.

“The Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to thank Paul Dickov for his efforts on and off the pitch, and wish him well for the future.

“The club promise to update our supporters on the recruitment process on a regular basis through our official communication channels.”

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