Roy Keane has emerged as a strong candidate for the vacant Doncaster Rovers job.

The Irishman is now the favourite on SkyBet, followed by the likes of Steve Evans, Richie Wellens, David Flitcroft and Darren Moore.

Donny are in the hunt for a new manager to replace Grant McCann, who left them last week for Championship side Hull City.

Keane, who is 47-years-old, left his role as assistant manager of Nottingham Forest recently and is keen to return to management.

The former tough-tackling midfielder played for the likes of Forest, Manchester United and Celtic in his playing days.

After retiring from playing in 2006, Keane got his first manager’s job at Sunderland and spent two years at the Stadium of Light, guiding the Black Cats to the Championship title in 2007.

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He then joined Ipswich Town in 2009 and had a couple of seasons of mid-table obscurity in the Championship before he was sacked in January 2011. He has since been a regular pundit on television.

Keane has also since held roles as assistant manager at Republic of Ireland, Aston Villa and Forest but is now looking to get back into the dugout.

Doncaster is an option for him and a potential opportunity to get back into the managerial game. The Yorkshire side finished 6th in the third tier last season and are keen to bring in a new boss as soon as possible in preparation for next term.

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