Report: Rotherham United confident of appointing Alan Stubbs

Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs

Rotherham United are keen on appointing Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton (R) and Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs

According to the Herald Scotland, Rotherham United are confident of appointing Hibernian boss Alan Stubbs as their new manager if they are given permission to hold talks.

The Millers are currently on the lookout for a new boss following Neil Warnock’s decision to leave the club.

Warnock had guided Rotherham to Championship safety against the odds, and most associated with the club were hoping that he former Queens Park Rangers manager would sign a new contract.

Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs

However, Warnock opted to walk away from the Yorkshire club and since then Rotherham owner Tony Stewart has put Hibs boss Stubbs at the top of his wish-list.

The report in Herald Scotland says the Championship side are confident of luring Stubbs south of the border, yet the club have insisted they will go about their business in the right way.

"Alan Stubbs is one of our three favourites for the job but we will do things the right way. We must first ask Hibs for permission before we speak to Alan directly,” Steward told reporters of Herald Scotland.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton (R) and Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs

Former Everton player Stubbs has been in charge of Hibs for two seasons, twice failing to secure promotion after suffering successive playoff semi-final defeats to both Rangers and Falkirk.

However, the 44-year-old did manage to land Hibs’ first Scottish Cup success for 114 years after he guided the Edinburgh club to a 3-2 final win over Rangers in-front of a packed Hampden Park crowd.

Stubbs leaving Hibs for Rotherham will be a blow for the Scottish club, yet not many north of the border could begrudge him a move after showing so much promise in the Scottish capital.

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