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12 January 2017

Paul Warne praises the departing Andy Dibble...

Rotherham United interim boss Paul Warne says departing goalkeeping coach Andy Dibble leaves for his new job having become like a family member to him on the coaching staff at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

The Millers’ caretaker admits that a couple of managerial changes this season meant that he was always aware he could lose his goalkeeping coach to the Bluebirds, but insists he leaves with his best wishes for what he believes is a perfect fit for the Welshman.

“Dibbs has been good and he's been here for years and years and he's been like a father figure to me,” Warney told www.themillers.co.uk.

“I always knew when I took over for this interim period that it was a possibility. Dibbs is a Cardiff lad and that was his first club and his mum and dad still live there.

“It was like a dream move for him really and I knew that once Sam Allardyce got back into the game, he'd go after his goalie coach and the merry-go-round starts.”

Warney continued to explain that Dibble has been a pleasure to work alongside during their time together at Rotherham United and would be hard pressed to find anything negative to say about the former Manchester City stopper.

“He did well at Peterborough and had a great career and I haven't got a bad word to say about him,” he explained.

“I've loved working with him and it meant a lot to him and he took every defeat to heart and it hurt him badly."

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