REDFEARN GETS MILLERS GIG AFTER SMITH SNUB
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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