Former Crystal Palace & QPR boss Neil Warnock new favourite for vacant EFL manager job

Neil Warnock, who has managed QPR and Crystal Palace in the past, is now the favourite to take on a vacant EFL manager's post.
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Neil Warnock, who was most recently the manager of Huddersfield Town, has now emerged as the favourite for the vacant Rotherham United job following the sacking of Matt Taylor earlier in the week.

Warnock, 74, has enjoyed success with London clubs in the past. He has had spells at both Queens Park Rangers and Crystal Palace. He is, however, perhaps best known for his time at Sheffield United. The former Scunthorpe United and Aldershot winger has managed Rotherham before - he famously guided the Millers to safety in 2016, despite them looking nailed on for relegation before his arrival at the New York Stadium.

Warnock is a very highly-regarded figure at Rotherham of course, though, he isn't the only name in the running. Several other high-profile head coaches are also in the conversation - let's take a look at them.

Who else is in the running for the Rotherham job?

Behind Warnock is another former Sheffield United boss - Chris Wilder. The Stocksbridge-born 56-year-old achieved great success with the Blades, leading them to promotions from League One and the Championship - he has yet to recreate this success elsewhere, though.

Stevenage head coach Steve Evans is also believed to be one of the favourites for the vacant Rotherham post. Like Warnock, he has managed the Millers previously, guiding them from League Two to the Championship during his tenure.

Behind Evans is Leam Richardson, who stands out from the rest of the names mentioned due to his relative lack of experience as a manager. He took the reins at Accrington Stanley from 2012 to 2013 - his next job as a head coach would come seven years later, when he took over at Wigan Athletic in 2020. He kept the position until 2022, when he was sacked by the Latics.

Rotherham currently sit in the Championship's bottom three and are one point ahead of QPR in 23rd but four points from safety. They face in-form Leeds United in their first game after the international break.