Date:Tuesday January 12 2010
Doncaster Rovers boss Sean O'Driscoll now appears to be the favourite for the Burnley managerial vacancy.
Doncaster though are rumoured to have told Burnley FC that they would want around £1million in compensation.
Rovers chairman John Ryan is quoted as saying:
'We don't want to lose Sean but should it happen we shall be seeking serious compensation. We've not been called 'the Arsenal of the Championship' for nothing. That's down to Sean.' .
Sky Sports News also understands that O'Driscoll is also planning to bring in his No.2 Richard O'Kelly who was taking training with Doncaster on Tuesday.
O'Driscoll appears to have beaten Brian Laws in a two-horse race and according to Sky Bet now has odds of 8/11 to be offered the job with Brian Laws Evens(Clark and Coppell are next at 25/1 and the rest are out at 50/1 or greater)
BBC Radio Sheffield have gone even further and believe Doncaster Rovers manager Sean O'Driscoll is on the verge of being named Burnley's new manager.
They go on to say he has been offered the role after concluding talks with the club and say Doncaster and Burnley are currently working out a compensation package.
O'Driscoll now 52 had a non-league playing career with Willenhall Town and Alvechurch before signing for Fulham in 1979. The midfielder spent five years with the Cottagers before moving to Bournemouth in 1984.O'Driscoll was born in Wolverhampton but was a Republic of Ireland international making just 3 appearances in the early eighties
He retired from playing football in 1995 and subsequently joined the club's coaching staff. He was appointed manager at Dean Court in August 2000 achieving promotion via the Third Division play-offs in the 2002-03 season.
After 22 years with Bournemouth as a player and coach he left the club to become manager at Doncaster Rovers in 2006.
In O'Driscoll's first full season in charge of Doncaster Rovers he got them promotion into the Championship after a 1-0 victory over Leeds United in the League One play-off final at Wembley Stadium in May 2008.
Doncaster have now consolidated themselves in the Championship and are a mid-table side currently in 15th spot seven points off the play-offs positions
Date:Tuesday January 12 2010
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