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Millers confirm Eaden as assistant manager

4 February 2016

Nicky Eaden rejoins Rotherham United...

Rotherham United have appointed Nicky Eaden as the club’s new assistant manager, on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

The former Barnsley and Birmingham City defender has rejoined former team mate and current Millers boss Neil Redfearn, filling the void left by Eric Black.

The Sheffield-born coach can call upon experience from spells as number two to Mark Cooper at Peterborough United and Kettering, and rejoins the Millers after a brief spell working under Andy Liddell in 2011.

“Nicky has really good experience at this level and he has a good coaching background,” Redfearn told Millers Player.

“He has experience of being number two at Peterborough, and he has worked successfully with the development group at Leicester City.

“He is good at working with and developing players and that was really key to bringing him here.”

The 43-year-old has most recently been involved as a coach in the Leicester City Under 21 setup, and arrives in South Yorkshire having vacated his post at the King Power Stadium.

“He knows this area and knows what is expected,” added Redfearn.

“He’ll know what our supporters expect, he knows what we need and what we need to look for. He will be an excellent appointment for us.

“I have known Nicky for a while, he understands this level of football and I think that is important because it is quite a unique division”

Eaden will accompany Redfearn and his coaching staff in the dugout for the first time at Bolton Wanderers this weekend.


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