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‘Announce promotion’ – Doncaster excite fans by reappointing manager

Doncaster excite fans by reappointing manager Grant McCann, granting their wish and could the a sign that good times are about to return.

McCann led the South Yorkshire outfit to fifth place in League One in his previous spell as manager, which was back in 2018-19.

He departed to take over at Hull City in June of 2019 and returned for a second spell as Peterborough boss in February 2022, before he was axed in January.

Doncaster finished the 2022-23 League Two season in 18th place after only two victories in their final sixteen matches, causing unrest with fans.

Schofield was the second Rovers manager to be fired this season after Gary McSheffrey, who had been relieved in October.


Doncaster Rovers are delighted to confirm the appointment of Grant McCann as their first team manager.

The 43-year-old makes his return to the Eco-Power Stadium, having previously guided Rovers into the League One play-offs during the brilliant 2018/19 season.

“Once I heard of the interest, it was a tremendous opportunity for myself,” Grant said. “After the phone calls came, I had a chat with my wife and the first thing she said was it was one of the happiest times she’d seen me when I was at Doncaster. That really hit home with me.

“I loved my time here, I enjoyed every minute and I’m looking forward to it.”

Former Northern Ireland international Grant has taken charge of almost 350 matches over a seven-year career in management which has included winning the Sky Bet League One title with Hull City.

Chairman David Blunt said: “We are delighted to secure the return of Grant to the club.

“His previous season here was one of the most thrilling in recent memory, with a breathless brand of attacking, aggressive football that carried us into the brink of a play-off final.

“In his time away from the club, he has only developed as a manager and we know we are getting an even stronger version of Grant this time around.

“This is a very exciting time for the club, with Grant’s return and Terry’s injection of additional funds, and we are looking forward to a competitive season ahead.”

As mentioned, Doncaster excite fans by reappointing manager Grant McCann…

@RedMoshMan_RTID: Welcome home @grantmccann11. No doubt you know there’s a lot of work to be done. Luckily, I don’t trust anyone more than you to get it done. Bring on the new season!

@ninetiseven: Promotion confirmed. Good luck Grant!

@Roverstill87971: Oh my fucking god, how have we pulled this off…… just look at the fans excitement WOWWWWWWW #drfc

@VikingWay_: Well – how the hell have we pulled that off! McCann is a top end League One manager at least. Excellent news. Credit where it’s due to the club and welcome back @grantmccann11. We are all behind you. Now let’s get that promotion! #DRFC

@Deano0789: Finally something the club has done correctly! No messing around this time, identified quickly and got the perfect man for the job! Not sure how we have managed to persuade him, those “additional funds” must be substantial!! YOU REDDDSSSS 🐍🐍🙌🏻🙌🏻 #drfc

@JimmyDRFC: Just look at the reaction of the fans. Unbelievable. Few key signings early doors to tide the mood over until the players are back training and we’ve got every chance of flying out the blocks. Incredible #DRFC

@LadyZara1986: I’m actually bloody buzzing! I’ve missed this feeling! So excited for the new season; youuuuuu redssss! #DRFC

@BurtonLeon_: Tell you what, I’ve missed an interview where the manager is speaking sense and gives me belief. We’ve not had that since Grant McCann #drfc

@PaulWinterman: What a great interview. Honest, positive, agressive in intent and sounds to me like Terry has put in more funds than we even thought. #DRFC

@efl_andnffc: Grant McCann gives at least some indication #DRFC are thinking along the right lines. A club I thought was heading on a trajectory towards the National League, similar to Rochdale. Never usually a fan of old flame appointments but this signals some ambition. Recruitment vital now

@wpsjoiner: Well done to the board, now everyone get your season tickets and get behind the team #drfc

@southstandclez: Brilliant 🤩 happy weekend #DRFC fans boom

@craigtaylor1234: Well done board, this was much needed. Now back him

@keiferbambi: Welcome back @grantmccann11 🙌🏻 now, release all the out of contract players and get rid of half of the current contracted. Quite telling that @Coppinger26 is no where to be seen in the video too #drfc

@TOTcoaching: Brilliant. Good luck @grantmccann11 too bloke and too Manager. All the best.

@NP18_: Terrific appointment 👏

@DRFC4EVER: Now back him up with a proper plan ⚽️⚽️👏👏

@rileybooker5: Season ticket well and truly renewed

@Matty_Vickers: Lads you’ve out done yourself! What an appointment! 👏🏼

@Dylan162866: @JohnMarquis09 @MallikWilks @KieranSadlier get the band back together? 🤷‍♂️

@MightyroverMatt: We’ve got super @grantmccann11

@allott_mason: Unbelievable

@Adam72241317: Promotion reds

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