Rotherham United: Neil Redfearn is new Millers boss

Neil Redfearn
Neil Redfearn

Rotherham United have named Neil Redfearn as their next manager.

The club made an official announcement this afternoon and the former Leeds United boss will be unveiled at a press conference on Monday.

Alan Stubbs

Alan Stubbs

The 50-year-old, who has signed a contract to the end of the 2017/18 season, had been a front-runner for the role ever since previous incumbent Steve Evans departed on September 28.

Redfearn, a former Barnsley player and renowned for his work with young players, was head coach at Elland Road for the final 33 games of last season.

He won plaudits for the job he did there in difficult circumstances under chairman Massimo Cellino but left the club at the end of their Championship campaign.

He stabilised them in midtable after they had flirted with the relegation places under previous bosses David Hockaday and Darko Milanic.

The Millers, who saw approaches to talk to Burton manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Walsall's Dean Smith rejected, held interviews this week.

It came down to a two-horse race - with Hibs manager Alan Stubbs believed to be the other final contender - before chairman Tony Stewart chose his man.

Redfearn will take charge from Monday.