Club legend Richie Wellens is also under consideration to become Donny’s next manager. The Moston born manager played for Rovers in two different spells between 2007 to 2009, as well as 2013 to 2016.
Wellens has had a decent start to life in management, having initially learned his trade at another former club in Oldham Athletic, before winning League Two with Swindon Town in the 2019/20 season, following the curtailment of the league, which saw the outcome of the title race decided on a points per game basis.
The 41-year-old then left Swindon in League One to join Salford City in the division below, who he has close affiliations to, having been a former Manchester United youth player, meaning that he knew the owners prior to taking the job at Moore Lane. However, following just 11 wins in 30 matches with Salford, he was relieved from his duties on 22nd March.
However, Wellens did manage to claim another honour as a manager, as Salford beat Portsmouth in the EFL Trophy final via a penalty shootout in what was the postponed final from the 2019/20 season.
A move to Doncaster could do Wellens the world of good, as he will be at a football club that thinks highly of him from his playing days, as well as being given the opportunity to manage in League One again, as he did with Swindon prior to his move to Salford this season.
Wellens is priced at 5/2 to make a return to the Keepmoat Stadium.