The Football League Paper - - INSIDE - By Joshua Peck

NEIL Red­fearn is back in football af­ter be­ing ap­pointed the new man­ager of Rother­ham United.

Red­fearn, 50, takes over at the Cham­pi­onship club af­ter Steve Evans de­parted two weeks ago fol­low­ing more than three years in charge.

Red­fearn was most re­cently in charge of fel­low York­shire club Leeds, but left El­land Road in July. He will be at the NewYork Sta­dium un­til the end of the 201718 sea­son.

A Rother­ham club state­ment said:“Red­fearn came out on top af­ter a metic­u­lous se­lec­tion process where he im­pressed chair­man Tony Stewart and the board of di­rec­tors with his vi­sion for the fu­ture of the club.”

Their first game un­der the new boss will see them travel to Brent­ford on Satur­day, and Red­fearn’s ap­point­ment came just 24 hours af­ter Wal­sall de­nied an ap­proach by the Millers to en­ter talks with their man­ager Dean Smith.

Smith, mean­while, in­sists his head has not been turned fol­low­ing Rother­ham’s in­ter­est.

Smith has led Wal­sall to an im­pres­sive start in League One this sea­son and said: “There was an ap­proach made.

“But there’s noth­ing I can say about it. It was turned down so I didn’t even think about it.

“If any club is do­ing well, then you come un­der the radar of other clubs very quickly, whether it be man­ager, staff or play­ers. We’re do­ing well at the mo­ment so other peo­ple will take no­tice of that.”

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