Ex-Wigan Athletic and Portsmouth man emerges as favourite to take charge of Rotherham United
He steered Rotherham to Championship safety last term but had overseen a slow start to the current campaign.
An array of names have been linked with the post since Taylor’s exit, including former Millers boss Steve Evans.
However, it is Richardson who sits top of the BetVictor favourites list at 3/1.
Richardson has been out of work since he was dismissed by Wigan Athletic.
He had previously assisted Paul Cook at clubs including Chesterfield and Portsmouth.
The timing of Taylor’s sacking has given Rotherham some breathing space in their manager search.
With the international break in full swing, the Millers have a period of rest from the hectic Championship schedule.
They return to action on Friday, November 24 with a Yorkshire derby against high-flying Leeds United.
A staggering 20 points separate the sides, with Leeds sitting in third and Rotherham occupying 22nd place.