Plenty eye up Rotherham United job

ROTHERHAM United today expect to have dozens of names lining up for their vacant manager's job as the task of finding a successor to Kenny Jackett gets underway.

Chairman Tony Stewart said some of the individuals who had expressed an interest had thrown their hat in the ring before but expects fresh names to crop up.

Many early bookies lists are led by Tony Mowbray, who was heavily linked with the post when Jackett was appointed. The field includes Nigel Adkins, ex-Miller Paul Hurst, Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink and Russell Slade, who was recently dismissed by Charlton Athletic.


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Mr Stewart said: "In business you would have to advertise a post or head hunt, whereas in football it's different. You'd be amazed, word travels fast. A lot of people will want the job."

Fitness coach Paul Warne is in caretaker charge at Burton Albion on Saturday and the chairman hopes the players respond as the Championship's bottom team chase a first win in 14.

He added: "I hope the message gets to the players, like it did in the second half against Leeds last Saturday with ten men, and that we'll be in there fighting and doing what we need to do."