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READ | We are fighters, not quitters, says Chairman

1 December 2016

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Chairman Tony Stewart says there will be no easing up at Rotherham United as the search continues to find a new first team manager.

Kenny Jackett resigned as Millers boss following the home game with Leeds United, with Paul Warne taking the caretaker reins as the club start to look through the initial applications for the vacant post.

The chairman speaking on Tuesday voiced his disappointment at Jackett’s decision, but today reiterated his own desire to move the club forward again, stressing the fight will go on to bring continued success to the AESSEAL New York Stadium. 

“I am still as passionate now as the day I walked through the door,” he told

“I am not a quitter. I am here for the duration. I am an ambitious person that will not change, just because we have some bad days doesn’t mean we’ll quit. We are not quitters at Rotherham United, we are fighters.”

The chairman has said that the Millers will not be rushed into making the club’s next appointment, despite a flurry of early interest in the position.

Paul Warne has received the full backing of the board as he prepares the playing squad, alongside the rest of the coaching staff, for Saturday’s trip to Burton Albion.

The chairman also re-enforced his backing to the players, emphasising his firm belief that with the right blend on the sidelines, and on the field, the Club can get back to winning ways.

“We have got a squad here that can perform – we have seen that this season in games against the likes of Newcastle and Ipswich,” he added.

“We have seen what can be achieved here in the past. There is no reason why that cannot be achieved again. That’s what we are looking for.

“When we appoint managers, we appoint them in good faith because we feel that they are the best candidate to take Rotherham United forward. 

“In the past we genuinely believe we have got it right with managers, on occasions it hasn’t worked out. That’s not just Rotherham United; it can be said of every football club. 

“What we need to remember is that we are still a Championship Club, we have come a long way over the past few years and, whilst I believe we should be doing better, we remain proud of what we have achieved at this Club.

“The Club as a whole are fully committed to doing the very best for Rotherham United. That will always be the case.”

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