Brian Flynn has confirmed he will step down as manager of Doncaster following the club's return to the npower Championship, but will go back to his previous development role at the South Yorkshire club.

Having secured promotion, the former Wales caretaker manager declared his interest in reverting back to the position he held prior to taking charge following the departure of Dean Saunders to Wolves back in January.

A statement from the club said: "Following the end of the season, Brian Flynn, has approached the club and expressed a desire to return back to what he sees as his passion in the development and recruitment of players.

"In line with this the owners have offered Brian a senior role within the club developing and supporting who ever is to manage the side as it goes into the Championship.

"Brian will be involved in the search for a new manager and new players for the challenge ahead in one of the most competitive leagues in the world.

"Brian will go down in history after the dramatic end to the season and the club see Brian as the ideal man to lead the development of Doncaster Rovers as a force both at senior and youth level."

Rovers will now begin the search for a new manager with former Oldham boss Paul Dickov reported to be the favourite.