Moore set to leave Millmoor

Last updated : 27 January 2005 By Tony Scholes

The club, under new ownership, have tonight issued a statement with Chairman Peter Ruchniewicz saying, “We are currently involved in very important negotiations for both Ronnie Moore and the club.

“Both parties agreed that there will be no public statemements until the discussions are concluded.” The Chairman added that another statement would be issued at the conclusion of these discussions and that could be tomorrow.

It is virtually certain that the statement will reveal that Moore has lost the job to which he was appointed on 24th May 1997 following the departure of Danny Bergara. They had just been relegated to the basement division but he eventually brought them back up and into the then First Division where for a time two seasons ago they were riding high in the play off positions.

The club has been in turmoil for some time with a number of failed takeover bids but was recently sold to a supporters’ consortium.

There are currently suggestions that there could be investment from outside of the club as well as the talks regarding the manager.

After being touted for other jobs during the summer, namely Burnley, Leeds and Hull, Ronnie Moore now looks to be out of work and it would be no surprise to see Rotherham go back with a return for a former manager.