Rotherham United are delighted to confirm the appointment of Leam Richardson as the club’s new Head Coach.
Following a long and meticulous interview process which has seen a number of high-calibre candidates considered, it was agreed by the Board that Leam’s credentials and vision for the project were most closely aligned with our own and he arrives at AESSEAL New York Stadium as part of a restructuring of the football setup at the club.
Richardson signs a deal until the summer of 2026 at AESSEAL New York Stadium as the club’s first ‘modern-day’ Head Coach and arrives with experience in the second tier with Wigan Athletic, with whom who he gained promotion to the level as they finished as champions of Sky Bet League One in the 2021/22 campaign and earned the honour of the EFL League One Manager of the Season.
The 44-year-old – who hails from Leeds - can also call upon managerial experience with Accrington Stanley.
Richardson has taken charge of 155 EFL fixtures as a manager – including during caretaker roles – in a coaching career which followed time as a professional player starting in 1997 and concluding with Stanley in 2013.
A press conference unveiling Leam as the club’s new head coach will be held at AESSEAL New York Stadium this evening.