Lee Clark in running for Doncaster Rovers role

Doncaster Keepmoat

HITC Sport understands former Huddersfield Town and Birmingham City boss Lee Clark is the leading contender for the Doncaster Rovers job.

Managerless Doncaster Rovers are considering appointing former Birmingham City and Blackpool boss Lee Clark as their new manager, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Doncaster are searching for a new manager following the departure of Paul Dickov from the Keepmoat Stadium last month.

A number of names have been linked with the vacancy, but Clark is thought to be at the top of the club's wanted list.

The 42-year-old has been out of work since leaving Blackpool at the end of last season and he is keen to get back into management.

Clark took his first steps into management at Huddersfield in 2008, guiding them to the League One play-off final and helping them go on a record 43-game unbeaten run.

After leaving Huddersfield in 2012 Clark took over at Birmingham City and working under tight constraints he managed to lead them to safety in the Championship on the final day of the 2013/14 season.

The former Newcastle midfielder took charge of Blackpool last October, but was unable to keep them in the Championship in a difficult campaign on and off the field for the club.

Clark and fellow job contender Neil Redfearn were interested spectators during Doncaster's Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat to York City on Tuesday with the club keen to appoint their new manager before their next game against Bradford City next week.

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