Final five on Millers shortlist

ROTHERHAM United have narrowed their search for a new manager down to five names and are aiming to make an announcement next week.

Nearly three weeks after the dismissal of Andy Scott, the Millers had hoped to have a new man in place but the sheer scale and quality of interest in the job has led to the process taking longer.

Chairman Tony Stewart told the Advertiser that there is now a revised shortlist of five, three of which have been interviewed, with the remaining two to be seen in the middle of next week.

Ex-Hull City chief Phil Brown and former Huddersfield chief Lee Clark have both been linked with the post and there have been reports that Crawley manager Steve Evans has emerged as the front runner.

Stewart is giving nothing away, only saying that the quality of the candidates shows the strides the club is making as it prepares to move into a brand new stadium this summer.

He said: "I can't mention any names because some of these people are in jobs but I can tell you that the response has been incredible.

"It's because of the stadium, there's no doubt about that. It has created interest we have never had before because these people want to be part of it."

Stand-in boss Darren Patterson, meanwhile, remains in charge of the Millers for the Easter games away to AFC Wimbledon today and at home to Cheltenham Town on Monday.