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Warnock relishing Millers challenge

12 February 2016

Neil Warnock speaks to for the first time as manager...

Newly-appointed Rotherham United boss Neil Warnock says his installation in the hotseat at AESSEAL New York Stadium was a whirlwind process and insists he is relishing the challenge of keeping his side in the second tier.

The former Sheffield United and Leeds United manager was confirmed as the Millers’ new boss on Thursday night and met with the press for the first time on Friday afternoon.

Warnock took up position alongside Chairman Tony Stewart and assistant manager Kevin Blackwell to express his delight at being appointed as Rotherham United’s boss.

“The opportunity of trying to keep us up appealed to me and everyone was really nice and I thought I could really give it a go,” Warnock told

“Once my wife gave me her blessing it was quickly concluded really. I spoke to the Chairman and he knows what I can give the club and I know how much he has put in, not just financially, so it was a no-brainer and I’m glad to be here.”

Warnock, who boasts promotions with Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers on his CV, admits he will face a very different challenge in South Yorkshire this time around and is hoping to revitalise his Millers side in weeks to come.

“It’s only 12 weeks and I think most of the bookies have us down as relegation odds-on favourites but life throws things up at you,” he continued.

“I’ve never been a manager that picks a club for this or that and I’ve always picked challenges in my career and I know the area well and it’s a job that whets the appetite.

“Usually I’m trying to get a club promoted or get them in the play-offs so it’s a bit different but they’re a genuine bunch of lads and I’ve enjoyed the session that I’ve had this morning and I’m looking forward to the game."

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