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Sean O'Driscoll
Personal information
Full name Sean Michael O'Driscoll
Date of birth 1 July 1957 (1957-07-01) (age 52)
Place of birth    Wolverhampton, England
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Doncaster Rovers (manager)
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1977–1978
1978–1979
1979–1984
1984–1995
Willenhall Town
Alvechurch
Fulham
Bournemouth
033 0(4)
00? 0(?)
148 (13)
423 (19)   
National team
1982–1983
1983
Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland U21
003 0(0)
003 0(0)
Teams managed
2000–2006
2006–
Bournemouth
Doncaster Rovers

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Sean Michael O'Driscoll (born 1 July 1957) is an English-Irish football manager and former player. He is currently the manager of Doncaster Rovers. He joined Doncaster in September 2006 following David Penney's departure. He was previously manager at Bournemouth. Known for being a very quiet, private man, he adopted the ironic nickname "Noisy" in his playing days at Fulham. He represented the Republic of Ireland as a player.

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Career

As a player, O'Driscoll was a midfielder for Fulham (1979–84) and Bournemouth (1984–95). He also won three caps for the Republic of Ireland. When he retired in 1995, he had played a club-record 423 league games for Bournemouth (the record has since been broken by Steve Fletcher), and subsequently joined the club's coaching staff. In August 2000, he was appointed manager, and despite limited financial resources, achieved good results, including promotion via the Third Division play-offs in the 2002–03 season.

In 2006, after 22 years at Dean Court, he left the club to become manager at Doncaster Rovers.

He made a rather steady start to his career at Belle Vue, including many draws. Notable events early in his career with Doncaster include a 4–0 victory away at Brentford, winning the manager of the month award for January 2007, and also overseeing Rovers' 3–2 success over Bristol Rovers in the Football League Trophy final in 2007. This success meant that O'Driscoll had achieved the rare feat of managing two different teams to victory at the Millennium Stadium.

In O'Driscoll's first full season in charge, 2007–08, he steered Doncaster to promotion into the Championship after a 1–0 victory over Leeds United in the League One play-off final at Wembley Stadium. The following season, 2008–09, saw his side initially struggle to adapt to the demands of the Championship, but they ended up 14th, comfortably clear of relegation.

Statistics

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Manager

Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Bournemouth England 19 August 2000 10 September 2006 326 118 98 110 36.20
Doncaster Rovers England 8 September 2006 Present 177 71 49 57 40.23
Total 503 189 147 167 37.82
As of 5 November 2009.

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