Rotherham chief operating officer Paul Douglas has confirmed caretaker manager Darren Patterson has not applied for the permanent position.
Patterson was handed the temporary reins at Don Valley when his friend Andy Scott, who recruited him to the club, was sacked last week, and presided over one win and a defeat in his two games.
But, with the Millers now set to choose from five men for the position, Patterson will not be one of them.
"He hasn't applied," said Douglas.
"Darren was asked to take over as a caretaker and he has done that to the best of his ability under very difficult circumstances and we are very grateful for that."