Exclusive: Blackwell in frame for Rotherham role

Date published: Wednesday 19th October 2016 5:16 - Pete O'Rourke

Kevin Blackwell: Currently working at Cardiff City

Former Leeds and Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell is in the frame for the vacant manager’s job at Rotherham United, sources have told TEAMtalk.com.

Rotherham are searching for a new manager after Alan Stubbs was sacked on Wednesday with the Millers rock bottom of the Championship table.

Stubbs, who took charge of Rotherham in the summer, recorded just one win in 13 games in charge of Rotherham and the South Yorkshire club have decided to act by sacking the former Everton and Celtic defender as they look to bring in a new man to rescue their season.

Blackwell is understood to high on Rotherham’s wanted list with the 57-year-old highly-regarded within the corridors of power at the New York Stadium.

Blackwell was assistant manager to Neil Warnock at Rotherham last season and he played in an instrumental role in helping the Millers pull off their unlikely survival bid in the Championship last season.

Blackwell is currently assisting Warnock again at Cardiff City, but Rotherham are hoping to tempt him away by offering him the chance to become a manager again.

His first job as a manager came with Leeds in 2004, soon after their relegation from the Premier League and despite a massive overhaul of the squad at Elland Road due to the club’s financial problems he guided them to the Championship play-off final in 2006, only to lose to Watford.

Blackwell also enjoyed success at Sheffield United leading them to the play-off final in his first full season in charge, before leaving in 2010.

Rotherham are now ready to turn to Blackwell to try and replicate the success of he had last season when working alongside Warnock as they look to avoid relegation to League One.

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