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New boss aiming high

12 October 2015

Neil Redfearn talks to Millers Player...

Rotherham United manager Neil Redfearn says he is looking to take the club ‘to the next level’ after he was officially unveiled as the new Millers’ boss today.

 

The 50-year-old spoke to the media for the first time following his appointment on Friday, after agreeing a deal until the end of the 2017/18 season.

 

Alongside Chairman Tony Stewart, the former Leeds United manager spoke of his excitement about the job ahead, after he took training for the first time at club training headquarters at Roundwood.

 

“It is a real honour,” the new boss told Millers Player.

 

“There are a lot of talented people out there who would have really loved this job, and I am the fortunate person to get it. It is a real opportunity to pick this club up now and try and take it to the next level, and this is what we are looking to do.”

 

Redfearn, who impressively guided Leeds to safety last season, also enjoyed a long playing career which saw him represent the likes of Barnsley, Charlton Athletic and Bradford City in the Premier League.

 

He made his name heading up the famed Leeds United Academy, before taking the top job after a successful spell as caretaker manager.

 

After leaving Elland Road last season he admitted the stability and vision attracted him to take the reins at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

 

“The stability that was talked about, the way forward, the vision, it excited me,” he added.

 

“The shared vision (with the board) of where we want the club to go is a big thing. It is an upwardly mobile football club. It has had a lot of recent success, we have a fantastic facility and it has captured the imagination of the local people. The club is in a rich vein of success at this point in time, the challenge now is to pick the baton up and take us to the next level.”

 

There is a full interview with Neil Redfearn on Millers Player HD now.


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