Leeds United: Redfearn a firm favourite for Millers job

Neil Redfearn.
Neil Redfearn.
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FORMER Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn is now a strong odds-on favourite for the vacant Rotherham United manager’s job with an appointment expected over the next few days.

The Millers have had over 60 applications to succeed Steve Evans with ten from overseas but Redfearn is in pole position to return to work in the Championship and is now as short as 1-4 with the bookies.

Rotherham are thought to have whittled down their shortlist to three candidates with an appointment expected over the weekend or early next week.

Hibernian head coach Alan Stubbs is second favourite for the job ahead of Walsall manager Dean Smith.

The Sadlers have confirmed they rejected an approach for Smith from a Championship club, believed to be Rotherham.

The Millers also saw their overtures to Burton Albion to bring in Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink as the next manager rejected late last week, with the Dutchman keen to stay put.

Northampton Town’s Chris Wilder has also been in the running along with former West Brom boss Alan Irvine.

Should Rotherham appoint Redfearn, the 50-year-old would be in line for a quick return to his former club with Leeds welcoming the Millers to Elland Road on Saturday, November 21.

Redfearn resigned from his role as Whites Academy director in July.