UK time is: 12:07:00
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

RUFC - At least two weeks before Manager named

Rotherham United Chairman, Tony Stewart and his board have interviewed four people for the new manager's job but it seems they are still no nearer choosing a name, even though there has been a Premiership manager apply for the job.

'We thought we would have had a decision today,' Mr Stewart told MillersPlayer, 'but the calibre of people putting their name in the hat has been incredible. There are some big names and I think that's due to the new stadium, moving back to Rotherham and the new training ground.

'We've been taken aback, even this week, with the number of people who want the job so we will be going into next week and interviewing some more people. It is going to delay the process but I think we need to make sure that we've got a manager who can really lift the fans and make sure that the football at the new stadium will be attractive football, winning football that has passion and what we are looking for.

'Originally I wanted a short list of five but as we were putting together that short list more managers came in which is incredible. Over sixty applied for the job and we think it's important to take our time. It's a serious thing and we don't want to just decide on a knee-jerk. It's not just about me and the board, we've got advisers who are advising us about the type of person who will get us to where we want to be.

'We've had Championship Managers applying for the job and even had a Premiership manager apply. The ones who have applied have been really high calibre and on a different level to the ones we've previously had when we advertised the post. Even today we are having calls from agents. It's quite flattering that not only have we got the volume applying but we've got the quality too.'

Asked when he would realistically think he will be able to name the new man at the helm, Mr Stewart said, 'Well I've two Board of Directors out of the country for two weeks which will give us time, and we are going to take that time, to interview the options that we've got. So, it's going to be at least two weeks before we appoint the manager.

'It's really reassuring for the club and the fans that there are a lot of people wanting to be manager of Rotherham United.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 30 2012

Time: 2:43PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Bowery 'We Need Goals' (Friday November 28 2014)

RUFC - Evans 'Get Behind Derbyshire' (Friday November 28 2014)

RUFC - Gaffer Has High Hopes For Milsom (Friday November 28 2014)

RUFC - Evans Goes With Youth (Friday November 28 2014)

RUFC - Centre-Back Joins Millers (Thursday November 27 2014)

RUFC - Hall Joins Magpies (Thursday November 27 2014)

RUFC - Lawrence Signs In (Thursday November 27 2014)

Archived Rotherham United Articles

List All Vital Rotherham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. rybel_b 1281
2. herringthorpe 1174
3. sixpence 338
4. mos60 46
5. miller4life 36
6. nearlyataff 33
7. Millie Miller 27
8. mvmiller 24
9. axholme 18
10. zipadeedoodah 16

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Millwall 18 4 7 7 -5 19
19. Birmingham 18 4 7 7 -14 19
20. Brighton 18 3 9 6 -3 18
21. Rotherham 18 4 6 8 -10 18
22. Wigan 18 3 8 7 -4 17
23. Bolton 17 5 2 10 -7 17
24. Blackpool 17 1 4 12 -18 7

Breaking League News

The Inside Story Of The AGM (Part 2)
Norwich : 28/11/2014 12:00:00
12th Man - Rousing Support Lifts Everyone
Wigan : 28/11/2014 10:43:00
Did Toney fail Wolves medicial?
Wolves : 28/11/2014 10:02:00
The Opposition View - Norwich
Reading : 28/11/2014 10:00:00
The Reading Point Of View
Norwich : 28/11/2014 10:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where In The League Will We Be On New Years Day
Suggested By:  
Bottom Three 40%
Just above the relegation places 16%
15th to 18th 32%
Mid table 12%
Above 10th 0%