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Next Rotherham United Manager Odds

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
27 November 2023, 13:08

Rotherham United were finally able to break their spell of constant promotions and relegations to and from the Championship when Matt Taylor led the Millers to safety in the second tier in the 2022/23 season.

However, the new campaign did not start too well for the 41-year-old manager. On November 13, with his team sitting in 22nd position, Matt Taylor was relieved of his duties.

In the statement given by chairman Tony Stewart, it was revealed that the club had already started the hiring process. And while no names have been leaked to the press yet, the next Rotherham United manager odds have already been made available.

Rotherham United Next Manager Betting List

Sitting atop the Rotherham United next manager odds is Leam Richarson who has been linked with a potential move to New York Stadium in the press. With the Millers still assessing their options, Wayne Carlisle has taken charge of the Millers on an interim basis.

Rotherham United Next ManagerBetVictor ODDS
Leam Richardson3.00
Garry Rowett5.00
Nathan Jones9.00
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink9.00
Steve Evans11.00

Leam Richardson

In stark contrast to the other names touted to become the next Rotherham United manager, nothing connects Liam Richarson and the Millers. This does not mean that the 43-year-old would not make a great appointment, though. In fact, he is the first name on our next Rotherham United manager odds list to have been linked with the job opening.

Richardson has been out of work as he left Wigan Athletic one year ago but his time in charge of the Latics is nothing but a success story. First taking charge of Wigan on an interim basis, Richardson guided them to safety in League One in 2020/21. And at the end of 2021/22, they were promoted to the Championship as champions of the third tier.

Richarson was dismissed by Wigan following three months in the second division as the team was in danger of relegation, but that decision may have been premature as incoming coaches Kolo Toure and later Shaun Maloney did not turn the situation around.

Besides his spell with Wigan Athletic, Richardson’s only managerial experience was with Accrington Stanley in 2012/13. Inbetween, he worked as an assistant coach at Portsmouth, Chesterfield and Wigan.

Gary Rowett

Gary Rowett who was coaching in the Championship only a month ago has also been linked with the opening at New York Stadium. He left Millwall by mutual consent following three years in which the Lions finished in the upper half of the table but never qualified for promotion playoffs.

Prior, Rowett worked with Burton Albion, Birmingham City, Derby County and Stoke City at various levels of the English football pyramid. Perhaps his best achievement came with Burton Albion early in his managerial career when he qualified with the Brewers for promotion play-offs. However, the team could not reach League One as they were defeated in the semi-finals.

Still, Rowett is an experienced manager that does well with long-term projects as he has overseen more than 100 games at three different clubs. His adaptability and knowledge of the Championship may prove enough to salvage the season at Rotherham.

Nathan Jones

Another coach available for instant hire would be Nathan Jones as he has been a free agent since leaving Southampton back in February. The Saints were his first experience in the Premier League, and it did not go well – Southampton sat last in the table at the time of his departure. In his 14-match spell at St Mary’s Stadium, his team recorded five wins and nine losses.

Jones made a name for himself in the lower tiers of the English football pyramid. The Welshman began as an assistant and short-term caretaker at Brighton. In 2016, he moved to Luton Town in League Two to start his solo career and won immediate promotion. Furthermore, he would establish the Hatters as a strong force in League One in the following years.

Between 2018 and 2019, Jones worked with Stoke City but would soon return to Luton, then in the Championship. He continued building on their success and reached the promotion play-offs in 2021/22. With a respectable experience in the second tier, the 50-year-old has the tools to improve the situation at Rotherham.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is not necessarily on the job market but may consider a return to club football. The iconic Premier League striker is currently an assistant to Gareth Southgate at England, a position he’s held since March 2023.

Before joining the Three Lions, Hasselbaink coached Burton Albion in League One in what was his second stint with the Brewers. The former Dutch international led Burton to safety in 2021/22 but – due to financial restraints and with his team bottom of the table – resigned from Pirelli Stadium in September 2022. 

Other than that, Hasselbaink worked with QPR in the Championship, Northampton Town in League One and Royal Antwerp in the Belgian second division at the start of his managerial career. Nevertheless, his top achievement remains the League Two title won with Burton Albion in 2014/15. A former forward himself, Hasseilbaink’s team are recognized by their attacking mindset.

Steve Evans

Steve Evans is no stranger to Rotherham United as he worked at New York Stadium between 2012 and 2015, a fact that makes him a strong contender to become the next Rotherham United manager. Evans arrived when the Millers were still playing in League Two and oversaw two consecutive promotions, bringing Rotherham all the way up to the Championship for the first time in 10 years. 

The Scottish manager would even go to survive the first season in the second division. However, disagreements with the board saw Evans depart the club mid-season in 2015/16. Since then, Evans has coached Leeds United, Mansfield Town, Peterborough United, Gillingham and, currently, Stevenage. 

Things are going well for Evans at Stevenage as he won promotion to League One at the end of 2022/23. Now, his team are strong contenders to finish in play-off spots in the third tier. Even so, the 62-year-old may be inclined to make the jump to the Championship already, taking advantage of the job vacancy at New York Stadium. Commenting on the rumours, Evans revealed there had been no concrete talks between the parties.