Date: 31st May 2016 at 6:42pm
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It looks like Rotherham United have found their new Manager in Alan Stubbs who the Edinburgh Evening News says has signed a three-year deal with the club.

The forty-four year old former Everton player has been in talks with the club today and once that compensation has been agreed with Hibernian, who were very reluctant to let Stubbs talk to Rotherham, his appointment will be announced.

Born in Kirby, Lancashire, Stubbs began his career with Bolton Wanderers going on to play over two hundred games. He moved North of the Border to Celtic in 1996 for a record £4m though his move caught the eye of FIFA who fined both the player and Celtic for using unlicensed agents. Stubbs did well for the Scottish club in defence but in 1999 he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He recovered and went on to win more medals with Celtic but, unfortunately, the disease came back and he missed most of the 2000/1 season while he had treatment. Again he recovered and made his comeback in May 2001.

After his contract expired the centre-back moved back to England joining Everton in the summer of 2001. The 2004/5 season saw him captain the Toffees to fourth place in the Premier League. August 2005 saw him move to Sunderland but five months later saw him back at Goodison Park.

January 2008 saw Stubbs move on again this time to Derby County but a reoccurring knee injury saw him hang up his boots in August the same year.

Stubbs moved into coaching back with Everton and despite being interviewed for the job as Manager in May 2013 it was given to Roberto Martinez, although later on the tall former defender gave credit to the Spaniard for inspiring him to become manager in his own right.

In June 2014 Stubbs signed a two-year contract with Hibernian guiding them to second place in the 2014/15 Scottish Championship but they lost in the play-offs. This season saw Hibs finish in third place in the Championship but they did win the Scottish Cup for the first time in one hundred and fourteen years.




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