Doncaster Rovers can confirm the creation of the position of head of football operations at the club, with the recruitment process expected to be concluded by next week.
Following a comprehensive review of the club’s football operation, it has been determined that a change to the structure is required in order to re-establish and develop a strong culture and identity that will remain in place in the long term.
The creation of the role has been designed to ensure Rovers are as well prepared as possible for each season and every individual game, in order to bring successes on the pitch.
It will be the head of football operations’ job to create the football identity of the club, and therefore will oversee areas of player recruitment, medical and conditioning departments, analysis and setting the culture and standards under which the coaching staff will work from academy through to first-team.
Chief executive Gavin Baldwin said: “We have been working in recent months to ensure a structure is created where the footballing operations can match that of our growing business and commercial achievements.
“We believe that by creating this position and getting the right person in place that we give ourselves the best chance of being successful, and having a real link between the board and first-team management.”