Paul Dickov was unveiled as Doncaster Rovers new manager this afternoon and the former Oldham Athletic boss told Rovers Player that the challenge that lies ahead for him is an exciting one.
Dickov was named as the man to take the club forward after Brian Flynn decided to move back into a senior management role at the club.
Dickov had been the bookies favourite for the job even before the interview process had begun and was unveiled to the media this afternoon.
Speaking to Rovers Player Paul admitted that he believes the club can be successful in the Championship next season.
“I’m really excited, proud and honoured to be the manager of Doncaster Rovers Football Club,” he said.
“I’m really looking forward to the season with a lot of positivity and enthusiasm. Momentum is massive, we have seen recently that the clubs that have come up through league one and the championship have done well so there is no reason why we can’t too.
“There’s the basis of a really good, strong and hardworking club here and hopefully with a couple of good additions we can have a successful season.
“I’ve been working really hard on what I want to do, how I see things panning out but also trying to build for the future and making this a sustainable Championship club by bringing young players through.
“One thing that struck me was the relationship between the fans and the players; this is a family club and I want to improve on that too.
“First and foremost I want to create a team that is going to go out there every single game and give everything they have got and have the belief that we can win the game.
“If there is any apprehension about who we are playing against or where we are going to finish in the league then I will eradicate that. I’m a positive guy and I believe that with the momentum we have got, after getting back into the championship, we can be successful and I want to build on that.
“I’m a genuine hard working person; the players will find that out very quickly. I’m very honest with them and the one thing that I will ask them to do, not just in games but every single day, is to work as hard as they can and be the best they can – if we have those two things then we are half way there to being successful.
“One of the first things I will be doing is sitting down with the players that are under contract next year and let them know that they will get their chance next year.”
The full interview is available now on Rovers Player.