Tony Mowbray set to become the next Rotherham United manager after Kenny Jackett resigns
Tony Mowbray has emerged as the leading contender to become the next manager of Rotherham United, with the Yorkshire club looking to recruit a replacement after Kenny Jackett departed.
Jackett decided to step down after Saturday’s 2-1 reverse at home to Leeds United which leaves the Millers floundering adrift at the foot of the Championship table. The former Wolves boss clearly didn’t relish the prospect of keeping United in the Championship, although it appears as though Mowbray will now be handed the poisoned chalice.
Mowbray is a 1/3 chance with BetVictor to become the next Rotherham United manager, having most recently managed Coventry City although he did famously have a spell with West Brom which saw the Scot steer the Baggies into the Premier League.
Paul Warne is a 4/1 chance and Paul Hurst is 12/1, although the latter has only recently become manager at Shrewsbury Town and it appears as though the Millers will have Mowbray leading them forward in due course.
A club statement emerged after Jackett resigned, saying: “Following the game against Leeds United at the weekend, Kenny Jackett tendered his resignation and accordingly, his employment with the Club has terminated with immediate effect.
Kenny’s resignation came as a shock to the Club and is disappointing. The Club will now focus on making appropriate arrangements for the first team.
Paul Warne has agreed to take care of first team matters on an interim basis whilst the Board of Directors begin the process of appointing a new first team manager.
Rotherham United will be making no further comment at this time.