The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Ben Baker

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

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