Gary McSheffrey: Doncaster Rovers sacks manager


Gary McSheffrey: Doncaster Rovers sacks manager


Gary McSheffrey sacked by Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster Rovers have sacked manager Gary McSheffrey after a run of poor performances.

McSheffrey was sacked following Saturday’s 3-0 beating at Carlisle, alongside assistant manager Steve Eyre.

Coaches Chad Gribble and Paul Green will take over until a new manager is appointed, says the club.

“While results so far in Sky Bet League Two have been largely positive, there has been a growing concern over the standard of performances in matches and a lack of progress between games,” Doncaster Rovers chairman David Blunt said in a statement.

“We feel this is threatening our ability to achieve our stated goals for the season.

“We have also been disappointed that our wishes for a particular style of play and overall identity, which were clearly laid out over the summer, have not been brought into effect in competitive matches.”

Blunt added: “These factors have combined to lead us to take this difficult decision to relieve Gary and Steve of their posts.

“We are confident the squad that has been assembled is more than capable of challenging for promotion with an entertaining and attacking approach, and have reached a consensus that change is required in order to ensure we have the best chance of doing so.

“The process of securing a replacement is already well underway and we are hopeful for a swift resolution to our recruitment process. We expect to conclude interviews this week with an appointment to be made soon afterwards.”

Gary McSheffrey who was Rovers’s under-18s manager, took over in December, initially on an interim basis, following Richie Wellens’s sacking and then permanently few weeks later.

The club which was second from bottom in League One when he was appointed, officially relegated to League Two on the final day as they finished 22nd on the log.