Date: 19th May 2016 at 10:49pm
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Rotherham United Chairman Tony Stewart told The Advertiser that he expects the club to finish higher than they did this season.

Finishing just one above the relegation places, although nine points ahead of twenty-second placed Charlton Athletic, which was the same position they finished in the season before when they were just five points above Millwall (although they had had three points deducted).

With Neil Warnock saying he was leaving on Wednesday the Chairman is expecting more than fifty applicants for the job saying he has already had texts and ‘phone calls from some ‘household names’.

‘It’s early days,’ Mr Stewart told David Beddows, ‘but it’s obvious we will be spoilt for choice.

‘We are looking for a person with spirit and drive and the football they bring will have to have vigour to it and vitality. We don’t want to bring in someone who is on a learning curve. Ideally we want someone who knows the division.’

Next season Mr Stewart has also said he is looking to do better than this season saying, ‘We are in a good place and it’s probably the tidiest end to the season. In the past we’ve had three or four players we couldn’t get rid of for whatever reason.

‘We don’t expect to be grovelling around the bottom part of the table. We expect to be higher than last season and aiming for mid-table then climbing as far as we can.

‘Our ambition is to be away from the bottom four but it’s also important that people enjoy coming to games and visiting places like Newcastle and, dare I say it, thinking we might have a chance there.

‘I feel, with a tweak and a tuck, we can improve on last season.’

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