JUNIOR Doncaster Rovers fan Mac Wilson will be trying out the vacant manager’s hot seat for size this weekend – after being invited for an interview by chairman John Ryan!
The footy-mad youngster answered the call for a new boss afer the shock departure of Dean Saunders – and the Keepmoat chief was so impressed with the youngster’s application that he will be guest of honour when Rovers take on Leyton Orient this weekend in League One.
And Mac, aged eight, could have the edge on his rivals in the race for the job – because he says under his reign he’ll guide Rovers to the Premiership in just three years.
The Saltersgate Junior pupil was left ‘gobsmacked’ when Mr Ryan responded to his application letter – and will meet up with players ahead of this Saturday’s clash before being ‘interviewed’ for Rovers’ top job.
Dad Adi said: “When the phone rang, I answered it and couldn’t believe it when John said he was getting in touch with Mac about the manager’s job.
“I put Mac on and he thought it was a wind-up, convinced his older brother was playing a trick on him.
“He went a bit shy but Mr Ryan was obviously very impressed and said he wanted him to come in for interview.”
Mr Ryan said: “One of the nicer sides of being the chairman of a football club is sometimes you can make someone’s day.
“He came on the phone and I asked him whether he would like to come down for an interview.
“I invited them both down on Saturday for a look round, meet the players and to give him an interview.
“Mac actually put in his letter that he will get us in the Premier League in three years – I thought that was a very positive statement.”