Ex-Portsmouth and Leeds striker joins rivals' backroom staff after being linked with Paul Cook reunion at Ipswich

Pompey League Two title winner Noel Hunt has joined League One rivals Doncaster's backroom staff.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 1:20 pm

The Irishman has been appointed assistant manager to newly-appointed boss Richie Wellens at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Hunt reunites with Wellens after the pair guided Swindon Town to the League Two title in the 2019-20 season.

Wellens left for Salford in November but was not reunited with Hunt after he departed the County Ground a month later.

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Hunt had been linked with Ipswich to become Paul Cook's right-hand man after he took charge at Portman Road in March.

However, the former striker – who scored once in 24 games when Pompey clinched the fourth-tier crown in 2017 – has instead opted for Donny.

Rovers will be vying for League One promotion with Pompey in the 2021-22 season.

Both sides spent much of this term in the play-offs before tailing off and missing out on top-six finishes.

Noel Hunt celebrates Pompey's League Two title triumph. Picture: Joe Pepler