Long-term role as boss at Millers would interest Paul Warne

Rotherham's interim manager Paul Warne. Picture: Steve Ellis
Rotherham's interim manager Paul Warne. Picture: Steve Ellis
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ROTHERHAM UNITED interim-manager Paul Warne says he is receptive to the idea of being the Millers’ long-term boss - if he is provided with certain assurances.

Warne, initially handed the job for the rest of the season in mid-January - now believes a new permanent manager will be installed before May.

And the 43-year-old, whose side visit Wolves on Saturday, says that if the position was offered to him, he would accept if certain guarantees were put in place - after initially stating that he was not interested in the full-time role.

Warne, who is expecting to hold further talks with chairman Tony Stewart in the international break, said: “We near as damn it know what division we are in next year. I would expect the club to make an appointment before the end of the season. I can’t see it going longer than that.”

On his own situation and whether he would take the job if it was offered, he added: “With certain things in place, I know what my answer would be. With certain guarantees of what I can and can’t do, I would do it.

“It’s weird. When I took over I said I did not want to do it long term. I have changed a little bit. I have grown into (it) a little bit.

It’s weird. When I took over I said I did not want to do it long term. I have changed a little bit. I have grown into (it) a little bit.

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“But my message is still the same as it’s always been. I am just happy to work at the club. That is the gospel truth.

“If the chairman said to me ‘Warney, I definitely want you to do i, sleep on it, tell me what you think’ and I chose to do it, great. If the chairman said he was definitely giving it to someone else, I’d say ‘great’. I’m not banging the drum in either direction.”

Rotherham, meanwhile, have completed the permanent transfer of winger Alex Bray from Swansea City for an undisclosed fee, subject to FA, EFL and Premier League ratification and international clearance.

The 21-year-old joined the Millers on an International Loan from the Liberty Stadium in the January window and has been a regular in the matchday squad since his arrival at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

Bray originally joined on a temporary deal until the end of the season, but has agreed terms on a two year contract which will run until the summer of 2019.

He featured heavily for the U23’s with his parent club Swansea prior to signing in South Yorkshire and also made a loan switch to Plymouth Argyle in 2014, which was cut short due to injury.