Rotherham United: Warne tips Millers to move faster in boss hunt

Caretaker manager Paul Warne says he expects Rotherham United to step up their search for a new boss after his first Championship game in temporary charge ended in defeat.

Paul Warne
Paul Warne

Fitness coach Warne, who has made it clear he doesn’t want the job on a permanent basis, watched his side lose 2-1 at Burton Albion as the gap between the bottom-placed Millers and safety widened to 13 points.

“Three days ago I said I didn’t want to do the job full-time and, surprisingly, a defeat today has done nothing to change my mind on that front,” he said.

“I think had I won the game there would have been a wave of euphoria and the rush for a new manager wouldn’t have been as great.

“But after a loss the chairman (Tony Stewart) will probably want to move quickly and I fully understand and agree with that.”

Warne was an emotional figure after the game at the Pirelli Stadium and said he wouldn’t sleep tonight.

“I gave everything I had. I did everything I could,” he said.