According to reports on SkySports.com, former Doncaster Rovers boss Sean O`Driscoll is on the verge of taking over at Portsmouth.
O`Driscoll was sacked by Doncaster last month after going nineteen games without a win and sitting at the foot of the championship table.
He now looks set for a quick return having reportedly impressed the Portsmouth board during the interview process and it is believed he was present at their game on Saturday in the 3-1 defeat at Derby County.
The 54 year old is well known for his football philosophy of good passing football teams and he earned Doncaster the nickname ‘The Arsenal of League One` during his early years with the club.
O`Driscoll spent five successful years with Doncaster. He earned them their first ever-domestic trophy in his first season, when they lifted the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy. In his second season, he led them back to the second tier of English football for the first time in fifty years when they beat Leeds United in the play off final at Wembley.
He managed to keep Doncaster in the championship for three seasons despite their small budget compared to many of their rivals in the division.
They looked all set for a push for the play offs last season until a crippling injury list left their small squad down to the bare bones.
At one stage, they had fourteen players on the injury list and they ended up facing relegation until they managed to secure their place in the division on the penultimate weekend of the season.
A move to Portsmouth would see him return to the South Coast after spending 20 years with Bournemouth.
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