Rotherham United: Warne ... Blame me for Millers relegation

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Caretaker manager Paul Warne today shouldered the responsibility for Rotherham United’s Championship releagtion in the wake of the Fulham defeat which condemned them to the drop.

The Millers slide into League One was mathematically confirmed by the 1-0 loss at New York Stadium and Warne said the buck should stop with him.

“There’s a little bit of embarrassment. I took the reins a few months ago and I haven’t been good enough to get the results to keep us up and that is on my head,” said the interim boss.

“The performances have been okay at times but we haven’t got that strength in depth. That’s my fault, it’s not anyone else’s.

Warne, who has been in charge since the end of November, saw his side lose to a 65th-minute Sone Aluko goal and slip 24 points away from safety with only 21 left to play for.

“I don’t think anyone thought before today that we would stay up,” he added. “We weren’t going to win eight on the spin. So to have ‘relegated’ next to our name isn’t too much of a shock.

“Other people have inherited similar situations and have done better. I am the one who takes it home and doesn’t sleep. I take that blame.

“In my eyes, I have done the best that I could, but other people might disagree.”

The Millers are set to make an announcement about the managerial situation on Wednesday.

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