Former Bristol City and Bristol Rovers bosses among early contenders for Rotherham United job as extensive favourites list emerges

Rotherham United have parted company with Matt Taylor - and several names have already emerged to replace him.

Rotherham United have parted company with first-team manager Matt Taylor.

He has been relieved of his duties after a 5-0 defeat to Watford at the weekend, which left them third from bottom in the Championship. The Millers are four points adrift of safety, and their board have decided now is the right time to part company with their manager.

Taylor had been in his post for 13 months having left Exeter City last October, and guided them to safety last season.

A statement posted by the club on behalf of the club chairman Tony Stewart said: “It was felt by myself and the Board that we had to act now by making a managerial change in order to give ourselves the best possible chance of retaining our Sky Bet Championship status this season.

“We are grateful to Matt for his efforts over the course of the last year and it has not been an easy decision to make. It goes without saying that he leaves with the very best wishes of everyone here at Rotherham United.”

As with any managerial sacking, the dust isn't allowed to settle, and already there is talk as to who could take the reigns at the New York Stadium. Our friends at the Rotherham Advertiser have posted an update that they already have a list of candidates in mind, however their identities are yet unkown.

As a result, we can only speculate but there are markets already open on who will become the next manager of Rotherham. Flick through to see who's listed, including one former Bristol Rovers manager who has only recently been out of work, and also a recently axed Bristol City boss. All odds come courtesy of OLBG.

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