Someone who is no stranger to Rotherham United supporters, Paul Warne hung up his boots at the end of the 2011/12 season in order to further his career as a coach. ‘Warney’ has had some experience of being in the dugout for the Millers in the past, filling the role of joint Caretaker-Manager alongside Andy Liddell following Ronnie Moore’s departure in 2010.
Following the arrival of Andy Scott, Warne played a key role in working with the younger players, reserve team as well as assisting with the fitness side of the club. He reverted to a full-time fitness coach under Steve Evans, a role he continues to perform under Neil Refearn.
In his two spells as a player with the Millers, Warne accumulated over nine years, including back to back promotions to the Championship in his first spell, before playing a part in the campaign that resulted in a play off final in 2010, where he was an unused sub.
Between his spells in South Yorkshire, Warne played for Oldham Athletic and Yeovil, picking up the 2007/08 Supporters’ Player of the Year with the former.
He was granted a testimonial in 2013 after more than 10 years service to the club in two-spells, and was a key member of Steve Evans' backroom team that achieved back-to-back promotions to The Championship.
Warne then served the club under the management of Neil Redfearn, Neil Warnock, Alan Stubbs and Kenny Jackett in his role as fitness coach before the latter’s departure saw him take caretaker charge of the first team in November 2016.
In January of the following year, it was announced that Warne would continue as the interim boss until the end of the 2016/17 campaign, having picked up wins against the likes of Queens Park Rangers and Norwich City.
On 5th April 2017, the club announced that Warne would become the first team manager on a permanent basis.
Interim Assistant - Matt Hamshaw
Rotherham-born Matt, is no stranger to the Millers, previously lining up against them for Macclesfield Town and Notts County in recent years, as well as being in opposition at Don Valley and Millmoor for Mansfield Town and of course Sheffield Wednesday.
However, what people may not realise is that whilst he’s been a thorn in the side of the Millers on the field, he had been working with his hometown club as a part-time coach with various youth teams.
After his contract with Macclesfield Town ran out in the summer of 2012, Matt made the switch into full-time coaching with the Millers, whilst continuing to play in the Evo-Stick League for Stocksbridge Park Steels.
Taking on the role of Development Phase Lead Coach he oversaw the development of the 12-16 year old's at New York, whilst also coaching youngsters at Thomas Rotherham College.
In the close season of 2015 he stepped up to the role of Head of Academy Coaching.
Following Paul Warne's appointment as interim manager upon the departure of Kenny Jackett, Hamshaw was given the role of interim assistant as he stepped in to the first team fold.
After the announcement that Warne would continue as the temporary boss until the end of the season, it was confirmed that the Rotherham-born coach would continue to assist for the remainder of the 2016/17 campaign.
Interim First Team Coach - John Breckin
John Breckin’s affiliation to Rotherham United needs no introduction, with the Millers’ legend having served the club in a number of roles which began when he signed for the club as a youngster.
After a successful playing career with the Millers which saw him become a fans’ favourite during a golden era for the club, Breckin would go on to enjoy spells as assistant manager and caretaker. The most notable of those stints came alongside former teammate Ronnie Moore, as the pair linked up once more in the dugout to lead the club to consecutive promotions to the second tier.
After calling time on his coaching career, Breck was warmly welcomed back to AESSEAL New York Stadium, where he would take up a role in the club’s commercial wing.
However, following Paul Warne’s temporary appointment to the managerial position, his experience was called upon to join the coaching staff on an interim basis until the end of the 2016/17 campaign.
Goalkeeper Coach - Mike Pollitt
Farnworth-born goalkeeping coach Mike Pollitt is another familiar name and face to the AESSEAL New York Stadium faithful after enjoying two spells with the club during their ascension to the Championship under then-boss Ronnie Moore.
Pollitt first joined the Millers from Sunderland in 1998 and enjoyed a prosperous start to life in South Yorkshire as he and his teammates began their climb up the pyramid. He briefly left for a one-year spell with local rivals Chesterfield before returning to Millmoor.
He enjoyed four years in the second tier with Ronnie Moore and John Breckin and was widely-regarded as one of the best goalkeepers outside of the Premier League which attracted the attention of Wigan Athletic, who gave him the opportunity to ply his trade in English football’s top flight.
Pollitt would play out his career with the Latics and become a respected figure at the DW Stadium which earned him the opportunity to take up a role as the club’s goalkeeping coach after retiring in 2014. The Manchester United youngster left Wigan in October 2016 as Gary Caldwell departed the club and joined the Millers following Andy Dibble's departure in January 2017.
Head of Medical - Mike Preston
Mike re-joined the club as Head of Medical following the retirement of Denis Circuit from his full-time position at the club.
Mike worked for the Millers as youth team physio under previous manager Andy Scott, and has since worked on the medical staff with Aldershot Town and Leyton Orient.
He returned north during the close season of 2015. He has served under the management of Steve Evans, Neil Redfearn, Neil Warnock, Alan Stubbs and Kenny Jackett.
Assistant Head of Medical - Denis Circuit
After retiring as full-time Head of Medical, Denis has now reverted to the role of assistant to Mike Preston.
Denis, whose second spell with the Millers started in 1999, chalked up well over 700 games before retiring his magic sponge on a full-time basis following the League One Play-off final victory over Leyton Orient at Wembley.
In between his two spells with the Millers, he worked as physio with Sheffield United under both Dave Bassett and Howard Kendall.
He first joined the Millers in the early 80s and has worked under several managers including Norman Hunter, Ronnie Moore (twice), Alan Knill, Mark Robins, Andy Scott, Steve Evans, Neil Redfearn, Neil Warnock, Alan Stubbs and Kenny Jackett.