Richard O'Kelly under consideration for number two role at Bristol City
Richard O'Kelly is one of the names under consideration to become assistant manager at Championship strugglers Bristol City.
Having succeeded Derek McInnes in the Ashton Gate hot-seat on Monday, new head coach Sean O'Driscoll is looking to appoint an assistant as quickly as possible.
A board of directors that has become markedly more pro-active in terms of staff recruitment in recent months, has ideas of its own and has already made recommendations to O'Driscoll.
While the 55-year-old Midlander is prepared to listen to suggestions, he also has a list of people he would like to work with.
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And O'Kelly is likely to be at the very top of it after working successfully alongside O'Driscoll at AFC Bournemouth and Doncaster Rovers.
Currently number two to Dean Smith at League One Walsall, O'Kelly is under contract at the Banks's Stadium and City would have to pay compensation to the Saddlers if they wanted to bring him to Ashton Gate.
But he and O'Driscoll have a close relationship and the latter tried to take him to Crawley after becoming manager at the League One club last summer.
O'Kelly elected to stay with Walsall back then and O'Driscoll soon moved to Nottingham Forest, where he worked alongside number two David Kelly.
O'Kelly joined Bournemouth as O'Driscioll's assistant in 2004 and followed him to Doncaster two years later.
The pair guided the Yorkshire club to a dramatic 3-2 League One play-off final victory over Leeds United in 2008 and kept Rovers in the Championship against all expectations during the next two seasons.