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Matt Taylor Sacked By Rotherham United

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Championship club Rotherham United have confirmed that they have sacked their manager, Matt Taylor, after their 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Watford at the weekend.

The Millers are currently sitting in the bottom three and the relegation places so have decided that heading into the November international break is the best time to make what they see as a potentially vital change in the dugout.

The Yorkshire club have managed just two victories in their opening 16 matches of the season, conceding two goals per game in the opening few months, too.

Taylor was appointed in the early stages of last season, following Rotherham’s promotion from League One in 2022 but the then surprising departure of Paul Warne to Derby County.

The Chorley-born former defender led Rotherham to an impressive and comfortable survival in the Championship but the tougher and more competitive nature of the league this season has led to his early dismissal.

The 41-year-old had a 16-year playing career between 2000 and 2016, starting at Burscough and finishing up at Bath City. He also played for Rossendale United, Matlock Town, Hucknall Town, FC Halifax Town, Guiseley and Team Bath before a long spell with Exeter City and then Charlton Athletic, Bradford City, Colchester United on loan, Cheltenham Town and Newport County.

He began his managerial career in 2018 at St James Park with Exeter City, replacing Paul Tisdale who had been in charge of The Grecians for 12 years.

In his first season at Exeter, Taylor led them to eighth place, a point outside of the top seven and the playoff places. They then finished fifth and lost in the playoffs before a ninth placed finish in 2021. They did gain automatic promotion in 2022 before starting life in League One well ahead of his departure to Rotherham in early October.

The early favourites to replace Taylor include the likes of Gary Rowett, who has recently left Millwall, their former boss Neil Warnock, who has just left Huddersfield, and another former boss in Steve Evans, performing extremely well with Stevenage.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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