Report: Outgoing Portsmouth academy coach Sean O'Driscoll talking to Weymouth ahead of reunion with former Bournemouth and Doncaster Rovers midfielder Brian Stock

Pompey’s outgoing head of academy coaching, Sean O’Driscoll, is being linked with a backroom role at National League side Weymouth.

By Mark McMahon
Tuesday, 14th December 2021, 2:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th December 2021, 3:16 pm

According to BBC Solent’s Jordan Clark, the 64-year-old is holding talks with the non-leaguers who are currently managed by Brian Stock.

Stock played for O’Driscoll at both AFC Bournemouth and Doncaster Rovers and a reunion at the Bob Lucas Stadium would be seen as something of a coup by the Terras.

As well as serving as the Blues’ head academy coach for more than two-and-a-half years, O’Driscoll has been the assistant manager at Liverpool, while he has also managed Nottingham Forest, Bristol City and England’s under-19s.

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The former Republic of Ireland international announced his resignation from his Pompey post in September.

O’Driscoll cited personal reasons for his decision to step away from a job he had held since March 2019.

It’s understood O’Driscoll is close to completing his three-month notice, which will then allow him to link up with Stock at Weymouth.

Sean O'Driscoll resigned from his role with Pompey's academy in September. Picture: Habibur Rahman

The Terras currently sit 20th in the table having lost their past five games in the division.