Rotherham United give Paul Warne permanent position

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 05 April 2017, 14:05

Rotherham United have at long last named caretaker boss Paul Warne as their new permanent manager on a rolling one-year contract at the New York Stadium.

Back in late November Warne became the Millers’ third boss of the season, following the casualties of Alan Stubbs (14 games), and then Kenny Jackett, who threw in the towel after only five winless matches.

Warne was undoubtedly hurled in at the deep end, and in difficult circumstances he was unable to keep the club in the Championship, with their fate sealed last weekend following a defeat at home to Fulham.

On Tuesday night the Yorkshire outfit lost in the league for the 31st time this term - and ninth on the spin - but despite the rotten run of form the club’s chiefs have decided to keep the faith in Warne who will bidding to orchestrate an instant return to the second-tier next season.

Warne will now look to name an assistant manager, with Richie Barker linked with the position (The Star).

For the rest of the season Rotherham will be playing for pride as they attempt to halt their losing run in their final matches against Wigan, Birmingham, Reading, Ipswich, Preston and Derby.

 

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