Alan Stubbs: Rotherham United sack manager after five months in charge

Alan Stubbs
Alan Stubbs won only one of his 13 league games in charge of Rotherham United

Championship strugglers Rotherham United have sacked manager Alan Stubbs after less than five months in charge.

The Millers are bottom of the table with only one win and six points from 13 league matches.

Assistant manager John Doolan and first-team coach Andy Holden have also left the club.

Former Everton defender Stubbs, 45, guided Hibernian to the Scottish Cup last season and left to take charge of Rotherham in June.

Rotherham, beaten 4-2 at Birmingham on Tuesday, have lost all seven away league games this season.

A club statement read: "Following a board meeting on Wednesday morning, it was felt that a change of first-team management was needed to give the club the best possible opportunity to preserve our Championship status.

"The board have now started the process of appointing a new first-team manager."

Fitness coach Paul Warne will take temporary control of the first team while Rotherham look for their fifth manager since the start of the 2015-16 season.

Steve Evans, Neil Redfearn and Neil Warnock had spells in charge at the New York Stadium last term.

Stubbs was in his first managerial role in England, having spent two seasons as boss of Hibs and leading them to a first Scottish Cup success in 114 years in May.

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