CORRECTED: Football: Dickov hired as Doncaster boss

Former Manchester City and Arsenal striker Paul Dickov was appointed manager of newly-promoted Championship club Doncaster Rovers on Monday.

Rovers had been searching for a new boss since Brian Flynn returned to his post as the club's director of football just days after leading them to the League One title with a dramatic last-day victory at Brentford.

Dickov, who began his career at Arsenal and played for City from 1996 to 2002, had been out of work since resigning as manager of League One side Oldham in February.

The 40-year-old ex-Scotland international masterminded a famous FA Cup fourth round win over Liverpool this season, but quit with Oldham just above the relegation zone.

"After completing the interview process, the board were in agreement that Paul was the best person to put their plans into action," a statement on Doncaster's website confirmed.

"An 18 point criteria was set to identify the best possible candidate for the role. These criteria covered a whole range of aspects of the club in addition to the football."