Interim boss John Russell says he would be happy to speak to the club about the vacant manager’s role if the club wanted to speak to him.
Russell took the team on Monday night for the 2-1 win over Derry City, his first game in charge since the departure of manager Liam Buckley.
Russell, alongside Leo Tierney and Ryan Casey, will take the team until a new manager is appointed.
And while Russell wouldn’t be drawn on whether or not he’s heen on applyin for the role, he did say he would happily speak to the committee if they want to speak with him.
He told the assembled media: “I’ve had a long career here as a player, I’ve been fortunate enough to play with top players in really good teams.
“I’ve had success here so I’ve affinity with the club, I’m assistant manager for three and a half years, I’m on the Pro licence at the moment, the club have asked me to take it in the interim, so I’m sure the club are looking at different options.
“If the club wanted to speak to me about the job I’d be happy to speak to them. I’m totally focused on UCD next.”
The former Rovers player could be one of the frontrunners for the job.
It’s early days yet in the recruitment process, but several names have been mentioned in connection with the job.
Names such as Vinny Perth and Declan Devine have been mentioned in rumours, but it’s likely this is a role that will attraction applicants from around the world, particularly the United Kingdom.
It’s been a whirlwind few days for Russell and his Rovers side. From losing in Dalymount on Friday to taking the team on Monday.
“It’s been crazy. A mad 24 hours. I came in with Liam when he got the job, he brought me back to the club as assistant manager and I worked for three and a half years with him.
“It’s never nice to see people lose their job. We worked really hard over the last three and a half years, qualified for Europe twice and football is funny. You see it across the world, there’s a lot of impatience and people lose their jobs. The club have asked me to take charge tonight and for Friday.”