ROTHERHAM United have sacked manager Matt Taylor after 13 months in charge.

Miller leaves the Millers 22nd in the Championship, four points adrift of safety after their 5-0 hammering at Watford on Saturday.

Middlesbrough and Sunderland both face Rotherham next month, with Boro heading for the New York Stadium on Boxing Day and the Black Cats making the trip three days later.

It's not clear at this stage who will replace Taylor, but Rotherham say the search is already underway. Former Boro boss Neil Warnock - who is available - previously defied the odds in leading Rotherham to Championship safety.

Taylor left Exeter City to join Rotherham in October last year after previous boss Paul Warne moved to Derby.

He guided the Millers to safety last year but they've had a tough start to the current season and have picked up just 11 points from their first 16 games.


Rotherham 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.”

After Taylor's sacking, Tony Mowbray and Michael Carrick are the seventh and eighth longest serving managers in the Championship.