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Chairman Tony Stewart admits he is excited about the future at Rotherham United following the confirmation that first team boss Paul Warne and Richie Barker have penned new contracts, which will see them remain at AESSEAL New York Stadium for a further three years.
Following the announcement that the management duo had agreed new terms with the club, Mr Stewart expressed his delight at the opportunity to continue to work alongside the pair who guided the club back to the Championship via the League One Play-offs.
“Teamwork off the pitch is just as important as on it and we're delighted that Paul and Richie have pledged their future to the club for the next three years,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.
“We've had a fantastic campaign which culminated in a thoroughly deserved promotion at Wembley and we're already looking forward to whatever next season may bring.
“We've now got the manager and the assistant manager tied down to contracts that we feel their efforts deserve and as a collective, we all want to achieve the same goals in continuing to make Rotherham United a better club.”
The Millers Chairman continued to explain that talks concluded quickly with all parties happy with the deals on the table, before adding that both Warne and Barker were fully deserving of the extended contracts.
“There were no hesitations from either party and it has been a pleasure to work with Paul, Richie and their staff for the past 18 months and we are proud that the association will continue for the foreseeable future,” he explained.
“The new deals are a fitting reward for their fantastic achievements this season and we are delighted with how they have brought the club together since being appointed to their posts last year.”