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Rotherham United confirm Alan Stubbs as new manager

Rotherham United have confirmed the appointment of Alan Stubbs as their new first team manager.

Alan Stubbs (R) with his assistant John Doolan. Credit: themillers.co.uk

The 44-year-old and his assistant John Doolan take over at the Championship club after having resigned from their posts at Hibernian FC.

Both have signed three-year contracts at AESSEAL New York Stadium and will be speaking to the media at midday tomorrow.

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Six players from Calendar region named in final England squad

Six players from the Calendar region have been selected in the England squad for the upcoming European Championships.

Jamie Vardy and Kyle Walker are two of the six players from our region named in the England squad. Credit: Press Association

Sheffield pair Jamie Vardy and Kyle Walker are joined in the 23-man squad by Doncaster's Danny Rose, James Milner from Leeds, Gary Cahill - who was born in Dronfield and Barnsley's John Stones.

None of them play for clubs in our region at this moment in time.

  • Jamie Vardy - Leicester
  • Kyle Walker - Tottenham
  • Danny Rose - Tottenham
  • James Milner - Liverpool
  • Gary Cahill - Chelsea
  • John Stones - Everton

Rotherham United open talks with Alan Stubbs

Rotherham United have been given permission to speak to Hibernian coach Alan Stubbs.

Alan Stubbs recently guided Hibernian to Scottish Cup success. Credit: Press Association

The Scottish club confirmed in a statement that after much reluctance, and refusing the initial approach, it had given the Millers the green light to hold talks with the 44-year-old.

Rotherham are looking for a new manager after Neil Warnock left the club, despite guiding them to safety in the Championship.

“Throughout, we have made it plain to Alan that we want him to remain as Head Coach of Hibernian and build on what has been achieved. Despite that, Alan has expressed an interest in hearing what Rotherham have to say.

I believe that our best chance to keep Alan focused and positive about his job at Hibernian is to allow a brief window within which Alan can speak to Rotherham. Reluctantly therefore, we have agreed to allow that to happen and we will take stock after that.

While we have agreed to the request, we hope that Alan will see a brighter future here at Hibernian with the continued full support of the Board.”

– Leeann Dempster, Hibernian Chief Executive

Hull City understood to be on verge of takeover

It has been widely reported that Hull City could be on the verge of being taken over by an American consortium.

Assam Allam (R) has had a strained relationship with some supporters since trying to change the club's name Credit: PA

The club have been up for sale since 2014, after the Football Association turned down owner Assem Allam's request to change their name to Hull Tigers. As offer is now understood to have been made with talks continuing.

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