Chris Wilder in frame for Rotherham job

New York Stadium sign, Rotherham

HITC Sport understands Northampton Town boss Chris Wilder is a contender for the vacant Rotherham United job.

Northampton Town boss Chris Wilder is in the frame for the manager's job at old club Rotherham United, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

The former defender is well thought of by Rotherham after enjoying a four-year spell at the South Yorkshire club, making over 125 appearances for the Millers.

Rotherham are searching for a new manager after the departure of Steve Evans following a poor start to the new season.

A number of names have been linked with the vacancy at the New York Stadium, but Wilder is thought to have admirers in the Rotherham boardroom.

He is regarded as one of the best young managers in the country after guiding Oxford back into the Football League from the Conference and consolidating them in League Two before taking over at Northampton in January 2014.

Wilder helped keep Northampton up against all the odds in his first season in charge after taking over with the side in the relegation zone.

Wilder's impressive work at Oxford and Northampton has not gone unnoticed and Rotherham are thought to be weighing up a move for the 48-year-old.

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