Rotherham United manager Paul Warne is a target to replace Steve McClaren following the former England boss’ sacking as QPR manager earlier this week.
Warne, 45, took caretaker charge of the Millers in November 2016, and was handed the job on a permanent basis the following January, though he was unable to stave off relegation from the Championship that season. Warne did however get the club promoted back to the Championship at the first attempt last season, with the Millers currently locked in a relegation battle that currently sees them occupying the final relegation spot in the division, just one point adrift of safety.
According to HITC, Warne’s success in getting the Millers promoted from League One at the first attempt, and making them competitive in the Championship this season, has attracted interest from elsewhere, with QPR considering a move for Warne to replace McClaren in the Loftus Road hot seat.
Rangers currently sit 17th in the Championship table, eight points clear of Warne’s Rotherham, and it is thought that Warne’s ability to work on a tight budget is one of the reason QPR have taken an interest in him.
Prior to stepping into the dugout, Warne spent eight years at Rotherham over two spells, making just short of 300 appearances for the club.
Warne’s work at Rotherham has been immensely impressive, but you wonder whether he could do it at a club like QPR, who will likely have greater aspirations than Rotherham’s aim of simply staying in the Championship.
It’s also worth remembering that given his history with Rotherham, Warne may not wish to leave them in the lurch with so little of the season left to play and so much still to play for.
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