Former Preston North End, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday coach axed from Championship job
Source: Lep

The 59-year-old was appointed as the assistant head coach of the Millers back in December, but he - along with first-team manager Leam Richardson - have been axed from their jobs. Rotherham were relegated from the Sky Bet Championship over a fortnight ago and despite overseeing two games since, the Yorkshire club have decided to change their management team.

"The search to appoint a new first team manager is already under way, with further communication to follow in due course. Rotherham United will be making no further comment at this time."

It was poised to be his second spell at the club. Kelly was part of the backroom staff under Alan Irvine, that reached the 2008/2009 Championship play-offs. He acted as caretaker manager when the Scot was dismissed - but departed when Darren Ferguson was appointed.

Kelly would later work with Irvine at Sheffield Wednesday and West Brom. He would also spend time under Steve McClaren, Billy Davies and Sean O'Driscoll at Nottingham Forest, as well as having gigs at Leeds United, Blackburn Rovers, Barrow and Malmo FF. Kelly was assistant manager to Ryan Lowe during their time together at Bury, and assistant to Richardson at Wigan Athletic.