Darren Ferguson steps down as Doncaster boss after feeling he was left with no alternative

DARREN FERGUSON has resigned from his duties as Doncaster boss.

The 46-year-old has claimed he was left with no alternative, as he steps down from his role at Keepmoat Stadium.

Darren Ferguson has stepped down from his role as Doncaster boss
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Ferguson, 46, led Donny to a 15th place finish in League One this season
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In a statement, Ferguson said: “Following recent discussions and meetings with the board I have decided to resign from my position as Manager of Doncaster Rovers Football Club.

“I’m disappointed to have made this decision as I have enjoyed my time at the club and was looking forward to the new season, but I felt I had no alternative.

“I would like to thank the board for the opportunity and I am grateful to the players, staff and fans for their support. I wish the club all the best in the future.”

In a separate statement, Doncaster said: “Following conversations between the board of Doncaster Rovers and Darren Ferguson, the club can confirm that we have parted ways.

Ferguson had been at Keepmoat Stadium since 2015, where he was in charge of 145 games
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Former Manchester United midfielder Ferguson has stressed he enjoyed his time with Doncaster
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“The board intends to start the recruitment process for the new football manager immediately, and will provide a further update in 24 hours.”

Ferguson’s father – Sir Alex Ferguson – is currently recovering from a brain haemorrhage, and was recently released from hospital a month after undergoing emergency surgery.

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The former Manchester United midfielder won the Premier League under his dad during the 1992/93 season.

He retired from playing football in 2008, and has since had two spells as Peterborough manager, as well as a stint as Preston North End boss.

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