Date: 23rd May 2016 at 7:02pm
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Rotherham United Chairman Tony Stewart says that he will be expecting the new Manager to settle for nothing less than finishing in the middle of the Championship table.

‘The players we have moving into next season with us have had a couple of years experience in the Championship,’ Mr Stewart told Radio Sheffield today, ‘and we know we can compete. The only one of the teams at the top of the table last season we didn’t beat was Burnley.

‘And we want to carry that momentum on and tweak it and get in however many players the new manager decides to make it possible for us to get further up that table.’

Jonathan Buchan asked the Chairman what he would say to the fans who are saying things should be done sooner rather than later with Mr Stewart replying, ‘It’s only three working days that we’ve had to prepare because we’d got everything geared up to start the season with Neil Warnock. And I would think the fans will be thinking we’ll have to take due care when it comes to appointing a new manager. The good news is that there is a higher calibre of managers applying for the job and it’s nice to be spoilt with choice.

‘Everyone wants a solution. The quick fix is easy it’s the long fix that we are trying to get into place. We know we’ve got time and we want to use that time wisely.

‘We’ve already interviewed one candidate on Friday so we aren’t losing time. But we want to make sure we’ve got the right person who has the same appetite we’ve got and the same driving ambition.’

Saying it would be wrong to start naming names the Radio Sheffield presenter did it for him saying Gary Bowyer, Steve McClaren, Stewart Gray and Tony Mowbray with Mr Stewart saying, ‘That’s the calibre of managers who have been putting their hat into the ring but it would be wrong for me to start naming candidates because most of them are in a job already.

‘But take my word for it, it’s quite complimentary to Rotherham that we’ve got managers wanting to come along and be part of the team.’

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