Date: 31st May 2016 at 9:27am
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Rotherham United fans are anxiously waiting for the appointment of their next Manager which we have, more or less, been promised this week – with Wednesday being the day we are being told that the announcement will be made.

But who will it be?

With Scottish Cup Winners Hibernian reluctantly letting the Millers approach Alan Stubbs it seems that he is the man Chairman Tony Stewart and his Board of men want to take over at the New York Stadium.

But what if he doesn’t want to come – if he says ‘no’? After all Hibs will be in the Europa League qualifiers next season something Rotherham won’t be doing for a number of years I wouldn’t think.

And haven’t we now shown our hand of who we want for the job? If he doesn’t want the job then won’t any other person we ask think he’s second best?

Who else is in the running?

Looking at the betting Stubbs is obviously top of the list with Coventry Boss Tony Mowbray a close second.

Going down the list we then have former England Manager Steve McClaren even the press have said that he did apply but the Millers aren’t likely to follow it up.

A name that was top of the list when Neil Warnock dropped the bombshell that he wouldn’t be staying was that of former Miller Gary Bowyer. At the time he seemed to be the main man and one who people were ready to accept. We understand that Bowyer was brought in for an interview but since then things seemed to have cooled – or have they?

Another name that has been on the list, then off the list, then on it again is former Manager Steve Evans who must be feeling a bit strange at the moment with Leeds United seemingly asking to talk to other Managers while Evans is supposedly still in charge.

Strangely Mick McCarthy also seems to be on the list but can you see him leaving Ipswich Town to come to the New York Stadium?

I can quite understand why former Sheffield Wednesday Manager Stuart Gray is in the frame and a bit surprised that he’s not nearer the top of the list.

So if Stubbs returns to Scotland it’s probable that one of the names above will soon become the new man in town – or will they? Will we be starting again and will the Chairman have to make a new list and will he decide to go down a completely different route?

Last week we were given the impression that we’d have someone in place by Wednesday of this week – but if it’s not going to be Stubbs then we could be waiting a little longer to find out who our new Manager will be.

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