Paul Warne could be set for a move away from Rotherham as Hull swoop to replace Nigel Adkins, report HITC.
News that Adkins would not be signing a new deal at The Tigers broke yesterday, and the club has wasted little time in identifying potential successors.
The Rotherham manager has been at the club in different capacities since 2009 – when he rejoined as a player, having already enjoyed a seven-year spell at The Millers before that.
He has been on a rollercoaster journey since becoming manager in November 2016 – initially taking over on a caretaker basis.
In his first year, he won only four games from 28 in the Championship, yet turned a losing side into a winning one a year later as Rotherham were promoted via the League One playoffs.
Rotherham faired slightly better in the Championship last season, but Warne couldn’t prevent a second relegation in three years. His win percentage now stands at 30.8% which doesn’t reflect well on him, but it doesn’t do him justice.
It is clear to see he has a lot of potential and strong core values that would serve any club well. He prides himself and his team on the hard work they carry out, and that is reflected in the performances they put out.
Any manager would have struggled to keep Rotherham up last season, so that shouldn’t dent his reputation. Hull are thinking along the right lines by eyeing him as a candidate.
Here’s what our writers say on Warne moving to Hull:
“This could be a clever move.
“Warne has shown during his time with Rotherham that he is capable of getting the absolute best out of the players at his disposal and that could be just what Hull need next season.
“With the likes of Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Grosicki linked with moves away they will need everyone on the pitch performing to their absolute best.”
“He should certainly be considered.
“It’s certainly surprising to see him linked with a return to the Championship, but the more you think about it, the more it makes sense.
“Warne has done a fantastic job with limited funds at Rotherham in recent years, and he’s a promising manager that can go far in the game.
“This would be a smart appointment by the Tigers.”
“This would be a good appointment.
“Warne has shown from his time at Rotherham that he can work well in difficult circumstances, and I don’t think anybody expected him to come as close as he did to keeping The Millers up last season.
“He would be a good man to come in and steady the ship at the KCOM Stadium in the summer, which is something that may need doing given the interest in a number of Hull’s key players.”