Date: 26th May 2016 at 10:12pm
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Rotherham United Chairman Tony Stewart has told The Advertiser that the search for a new Manager has been whittled down from forty to four and now it’s down to two names.

Speaking to David Beddows Mr Stewart said, ‘From a shortlist of four we now have two names and we are seeking permission to speak to their clubs.’

Already linked this week have been Tony Mowbray who is at Coventry City and Hibernian’s Alan Stubbs who would fit with what the Chairman is telling us. But another name that’s being bandied about is that of Owen Coyle.

Over playing over seven hundred games as a striker Coyle started in management in 2005 at St Johnstone. November 2007 saw him move to Burnley and then to Bolton Wanderers. Coyle then had a six month spell as Manager of Wigan before December 2014 saw him move to the USA where he agreed a three year deal with MLS side Houston Dynamo. Doyle left two days ago saying he wanted to return to England to be nearer his family.

‘We need to find a manager who will take us on the longer journey,’ Mr Stewart said. ‘It’s not about crisis management, it’s about building, consolidating and strengthening our position as a Championship club.’

What I am wondering if the Chairman and Board haven’t yet got permission to speak to these two managers they can’t have interviewed them so how do they know they are interested in the job or if they will be what they are looking for?

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