Rotherham name former Leeds boss as new manager

Date published: Friday 9th October 2015 4:55

Neil Redfearn: Named new Rotherham manager

Rotherham have announced the appointment of former Leeds boss Neil Redfearn as their new manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Redfearn, who has been out of work since leaving Leeds in the summer, replaces Steve Evans, who surprisingly left the Championship club last week.

The 50-year-old beat off competition from more than 50 applicants, with his first game in charge at Brentford next weekend.

A club statement read: “Rotherham United are delighted to announce the appointment of Neil Redfearn as the club’s first team manager.

“The former Leeds United boss has penned an agreement until the end of the 2017-2018 season to join the Millers, and he will be officially unveiled at a press conference at AESSEAL New York Stadium on Monday afternoon.

“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.

“The 50-year-old, who has vast experience of coaching at all levels, plus experience of managing at Championship level, will speak about his new appointment for the first time on Monday.

“Redfearn also enjoyed a long and illustrious playing career which included spells in the Premier League with Barnsley, Charlton Athletic and Bradford City, whilst he also enjoyed time with the likes of Crystal Palace, Oldham Athletic and Doncaster Rovers.”

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