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Andy Holden agrees to join Millers as first team coach

30 June 2016

Holden joins Millers coaching staff...

Rotherham United can confirm that Andy Holden has agreed a contract to become the club’s first team coach.

Holden, who was on the coaching staff at Hibernian, joins the newly-appointed manager and John Doolan in the setup at AESSEAL New York Stadium and Stubbs admits he is delighted to be reunited with him in South Yorkshire.

“I’ve always had a close relationship with him, as a player at Everton and then on the coaching side,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.

“I took him with me to Hibs and he is a great foil for me to lean on from an experience point of view.”

The 53-year-old enjoyed a playing career which included stints with the likes of Wigan Athletic and Oldham Athletic and played a pivotal role in the coaching setup at Everton after hanging up his boots, showing the new Millers boss the ropes at Goodison Park.

“He, along with David Moyes gave me my first chance in a coaching capacity, I then took over from him when he was working with the first team and the under 21’s,” Stubbs explained.

“He has worked alongside David Moyes for the best part of 12 years and you don’t work alongside someone like that for that long if you don’t offer something.”

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