STAND-IN WARNE: COUNT ME OUT
ROTHERHAM’S interim boss Paul Warne insists he has absolutely no desire to take on the job permanently – but only because he loves being the club’s fitness coach.
It’s the role he has held for the last four and a half years, after making almost 300 appearances as a player for the Millers during two spells in his career.
Following Kenny Jackett’s shock resignation, Warne, 43, was made caretaker boss and is set to bring in an experienced assistant to guide him.
But, despite Rotherham’s perilous position in the Championship and his deep fondness for the club, Warne does not want to risk his long-term future at the New York Stadium.
“If I do the manager’s job for nine months and then a new manager comes in, I honestly don’t believe he would want me sitting behind him talking to a bunch of subs.
“I know what football is like. I know how paranoid managers are.
“If the chairman asks me to do it to the end of the season, I wouldn’t say ‘no’ because he has asked me.
“But then, regrettably, I would worry my career would be elsewhere. I will do whatever the club want.”
Former Rotherham boss Ronnie Moore, 63, who left Eastleigh due to ‘personal circumstances’ last Wednesday, is one of the favourites for the job.
CARETAKER: Paul Warne