LATEST UPDATE : Rotherham United potential legend was ruled out today after he was appointed permanent manager.

An emotional homecoming for Rotherham United veteran Alex Revell was ruled out today after he was appointed Stevenage’s permanent manager.
The former striker was being considered by incoming Millers manager Steve Evans for the position of first-team coach at AESSEAL incoming York Stadium.

However, Revell, who worked with Evans at the Lamex Stadium before to the Scot’s return to Rotherham three weeks ago, has decided to try to establish himself as Stevenage’s manager.
He had served as interim manager during the club’s final two League One matches.

Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace stated: “We’ve taken our time considering various candidates, but we believe the dynamics of our squad dictated that Alex was the natural successor to Steve.”

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“Alex knows the players, he’s been part of the original recruitment metric and, importantly, he’s held in high esteem by the dressing room.”
Evans, three weeks into his second tenure as manager, postponed hiring a replacement coach while he assessed Revell’s condition, but he says he has already met with other contenders.

Revell was a striker under him at New York a decade ago, when the two had enormous success, rising from League Two to the Championship and then surviving in the second division.

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The 40-year-old had been first-team coach at Stevenage for the previous two years, while Evans and number two Paul Raynor guided the club to League One promotion.

Stevenage have signed 62-year-old Neil Bamfield, a former Arsenal coach under Arsene Wenger, as number two.

Revell will remain in New York next season, as Stevenage and Rotherham are now in the same tier following the Millers’ Championship relegation.


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