Rotherham close on Neil Redfearn

Neil Redfearn

HITC Sport understands that former Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn is closing in on the Rotherham United managerial job.

Rotherham United are lining up former Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn as their new manager, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

The Millers are searching for a new manager following the departure of Steve Evans last week after over three years at the South Yorkshire club.

Eric Black has been placed in temporary charge at the New York Stadium and he took charge for last Friday's defeat to Burnley in the Championship.

A number of names have been linked with the vacancy at Rotherham, but Redfearn is thought to be the club's top target to succeed Evans.

Redfearn is currently out of work after leaving Leeds in July following six years at Elland Road.

The 52-year-old, who was placed in charge of the club's highly-acclaimed academy in 2012, was appointed head coach last November following the sacking of Darko Milanic.

Redfearn guided Leeds clear of relegation trouble last season and helped bring through several young players who he worked with at the academy, but he was replaced by Uwe Rosler as head coach at the end of last season.

Rotherham see Redfearn as the man who can help guide the club away from trouble at the wrong end of the Championship table.

 

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