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Doncaster Rovers are officially looking for a new manager after Brian Flynn accepted the job as director of football.

Flynn agreed terms with Gavin Baldwin this morning after spending the last few days mulling over the offer.

The Welshman had said he was keen to lead Rovers into the Championship after guiding the club to only their seventh league title in their 134-year history.

Moments after the final whistle on Saturday at Griffin Park he said: “Who would not want to manage in the Championship?”

Flynn was offered the role of director of football at a board meeting on Tuesday.

Having accepted the consultancy role, he will assist the board in their search for a new manager and his huge contacts books will be put to good use over the summer.

The Free Press understands his main role will be to develop the club’s youth development system.

A statement on the Rovers’ website claimed it was Flynn’s wish to move ‘upstairs’.

The statement read: “Following the end of the season, Brian Flynn has approached the club and expressed a desire to return back to what he sees as his passion in the development and recruitment of players.

“In line with this the owners have offered Brian a senior role within the club developing and supporting whoever is to manage the side as it goes into the Championship.

“Brian will be involved in the search for a new manager and new players for the challenge ahead in one of the most competitive leagues in the world.

“Brian will go down in history following the dramatic end to the season and the club see Brian as the ideal man to lead the development of Doncaster Rovers as a force both at senior and youth level.”

Former Oldham boss Paul Dickov is the early bookmakers’ favourite to replace Flynn.