Former Wanderers defender Leam Richardson is reportedly set to take charge at Championship club Rotherham United.

The Millers have been searching for a new manager since Matt Taylor was sacked nearly a month ago after a poor run of results.

Richardson, who was part of the Bolton squad that won the 2001 play-off final against Preston North End under Sam Allardyce, has been out of management for 13 months since his Wigan Athletic tenure came to an end.

The 44-year-old guided the Latics to the League One title in 2022 but was sacked several months later following a tough start to life back in the second tier. He was replaced by Kolo Toure, who lasted just nine games and failed to record a single victory.

Richardson had previously assisted Paul Cook in the dugout at Accrington Stanley, Chesterfield and Portsmouth before heading to the DW Stadium.

He is now “on the brink” of becoming the Millers' new boss, according to The Rotherham Advertiser.

Nathan Jones, Gary Rowett and Mark Warburton were reportedly among the other candidates interviewed for the role.

Rotherham currently find themselves in the relegation zone, having won just two league matches since the start of the campaign. They are seven points adrift ahead of Saturday’s clash with Swansea City at the New York Stadium.

Wayne Carlisle has taken interim charge of the side in recent weeks and oversaw a goalless draw at Birmingham City last weekend.

After the final whistle, Carlsie was asked about the club’s managerial situation. He replied: “I’ve got a job to do. My most important job is keeping the guys together and now it’s to try and win games of football until someone tells me I’m not doing it.”

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