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17 April 2024

Club News


17 April 2024

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Rotherham United are delighted to welcome back Steve Evans as the club’s new first team manager.

Evans returns to AESSEAL New York Stadium alongside assistant Paul Raynor, with the duo signing contracts which will run until 2027.

Talks with Steve, Paul and their representatives were opened upon permission being granted by Stevenage and the swift nature in which they were concluded outlines the desire of the club, Steve and Paul to make this move happen.


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Evans will return to the club alongside his Assistant Paul Raynor.


The pair – who led the club to back-to-back promotions from Sky Bet League Two to the Championship between 2012 and 2014 – will meet with the squad and staff on Thursday and are now preparing for their first game back in charge of the Millers against Birmingham City at AESSEAL New York Stadium on Saturday.

Conversations held at Board level were unanimously in agreement that change was necessary to ensure the continued progression of the football club.

Millers Chairman Tony Stewart also confirmed that Evans’ return will coincide with Rob Scott’s focus being concentrated in his area of expertise, where he will remain on the Board as Director of Football Recruitment.

Rotherham United Chairman Tony Stewart told

“On behalf of everyone at Rotherham United, I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Steve Evans and Paul Raynor back to the football club.

“Leam and Rob’s departure was not something we took lightly, but following extensive conversations at Board level, it was unanimously agreed that a change of direction was needed to give us the best possible chance of bouncing back to the Sky Bet Championship at the first time of asking.

“In Steve and Paul, we have two individuals that understand the Rotherham United ‘DNA’ and know what it takes to build a successful team. They have a proven track record of success at a plethora of clubs, including our own."

Tony Stewart, Chairman

“Finally, I would like to place on record my thanks to Leam Richardson and Rob Kelly for their efforts and it goes without saying that they leave with the very best wishes of everyone here at Rotherham United.”

A press conference unveiling Steve as the club’s new manager will be held at AESSEAL New York Stadium in the coming days.

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