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Doolan relishing Millers challenge

2 June 2016

John Doolan talks to

Rotherham United assistant manager John Doolan is relishing the challenge that lies ahead at AESSEAL New York Stadium following his appointment as new boss Alan Stubbs' number two on Wednesday.

The pair completed the formalities on their deals with the Millers yesterday after leaving their posts at Scottish Championship side Hibernian and Doolan admitted was delighted to finalise the deal.

“I’m really looking forward to it and working with the club, I’m just pleased it’s done now and we can look forward now,” he told

“We’ve worked together for two years now but we’ve known each other for a long time as school mates and living in the same area, so in terms of working with him it’s been great.

“In terms of working with Alan, we’ve only just started on this journey and long may it continue.”

The duo join the Millers on the back of Scottish Cup success that saw them defy the odds to record victory over Rangers in the final at Hampden Park and Doolan admits that the decision to leave Easter Road was a difficult one.

“We had two years at Hibs which ultimately ended in us bringing the Holy Grail for the fans in the Scottish Cup,” he explained.

“It was a tough decision and to be honest it’s happened really quickly and my head has been in a whirlwind for a few days now.

“It’s done now and it was unbelievable living in Edinburgh amongst the fans and I’ll be a Hibee for the rest of my life now.

“Once you’ve gone in there and you see how the fans have been with us and the club including everyone that’s been with us behind the scenes, it’s a really heartbreaking decision to make.”

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