Date: 23rd May 2016 at 7:31am
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Rotherham United are well on the way to finding a new Manager and, rumour has it, that Chairman Tony Stewart will hope to be able to name him within the next fortnight.

Interviews should take place this week although it could be that some people have been spoken to already.

With Mr Stewart insisting that he has had a number of enquiries about the vacancy it may take him a while to whittle it down to one – or could it?

We know that former Miller Gary Bowyer is most bookies favourite, in fact he was the top of our list just hours after it was announced that Neil Warnock had decided to walk away, simply because he ticked most, if not all, of the boxes.

We’ve heard the rumours that former England Manager Steve McClaren had been seen around and he’s certainly got the criteria that our Chairman is looking for having managed not only our international side but the likes of Derby County and Newcastle too. And he is a Yorkshire man.

Also a name doing the rounds is Steve Evans. Big Steve did brilliantly for us in his time at the New York Stadium and we are told by both him and Mr Stewart that they still speak regularly. But, of course, he is already in a job and we do ask the question of ‘would he want to come back’ and ‘would the Chairman want him back’?

Former Owls Boss Stuart Gray isn’t far from the bookies minds and when at Hillsborough he did take Sheffield Wednesday to thirteenth in the Championship which was their highest finish for six years. Another Yorkshire born player whose been a caretaker at a few clubs plus managed Southampton and Northampton before the Owls.

A new name, to me, that’s emerged is that of Saltburn born Tony Mowbray. Now here’s a man who has a good CV having played for Middlesbrough, Celtic and Ipswich he’s been in management since 2002. He’s managed in Scotland with Hibs where he won the Scottish Football Writers Association Manager of the Year. He then moved back to England with West Brom before going back North of the Border to take up the management seat with Celtic. He went on to spend three years at Middlesbrough before moving to Coventry City in March last year. So another man who ticks all the boxes but another who already has a job.

Of course there are other names and I’m quite sure before the appointment is made we will be looking again at the rumours.

Do any of the above float your boat? Would you like to see any of them in the Rotherham United dugout next season?

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