Doncaster ditch boss Dickov after poor start to League One season

first_img Paul Dickov Paul Dickov has been sacked as manager of Doncaster Rovers.The former Manchester City, Leicester and Blackburn striker had been in charge since May 2013, replacing Brian Flynn shortly after the club had won promotion to the Championship.But he was unable to prevent relegation to League One last season and this term Rovers have started in disappointing fashion, winning just one of their six opening league games.Now Dickov has seen his reign brought to an end, with defender Rob Jones drafted in to replace him on a temporary basis.The club said in a statement on their official website: “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.“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.”Dickov had 113 games in charge of Doncaster, winning 34 of them, and leaves the club sitting 17th in League One.The statement added: “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.” 1last_img

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