Paul Warne earns esteemed place in Rotherham’s history after bringing his 100 up

Paul Warne has joined an esteemed list of managers in Rotherham’s history by taking charge of 100 games.

The Millers boss brought up his landmark at Middlesbrough on Tuesday, and did so in style with an impressive 0-0 draw against the promotion contenders.

Warne has become the 15th manager in the club’s history to bring up at century of games at the helm.

 

He follows Andy Smailes, Tom Johnston, Danny Williams, Jim McAnearney, George Kerr, Norman Hunter, Billy McEwan, Phil Henson, Archie Gemmill and John McGovern, Mark Robins and Steve Evans in reaching the milestone.

He has some way to go if he is to get to the top of that list, though, as Reg Freeman leads the way with 529 games, Ronnie Moore is second with 485 games over two spells and Jimmy McGuigan was in charge of 341 matches.

Warne does join an even more exclusive group of men to play over 100 times for the Millers before going on to bring up a ton of games in charge.

 

Williams, Moore, Henson and Robins previously brought up the double while Freeman fell just short, playing 98 times.

Warne has already got himself into the Millers hall of fame as one of just five men to ever take the club up to the second tier, with Freeman, Ian Porterfield, Moore and Evans also achieving such a feat.

He was a reluctant manager, having initially took the job on a caretaker basis after Kenny Jackett’s walk-out in November 2016.

Warne is operating at a 36 per cent win ratio, with 42 of his 100 games being at Championship level.

 

Along with the 36 wins there have been 17 draws and 47 defeats.

Scoring goals has not been a problem, as his side have found the net 112 times and have been breached on 119 occasions.

His biggest win was the 5-0 romp over Southend in August 2017 and his biggest defeat was by the same scoreline, as they were hammered at Cardiff in February 2017.

Warne has made 24 signings, though two of them are the repeat arrivals of Marek Rodak and Richie Towell.

*Stats provided by club statistician Garry Bray.

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