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READ | Millers make double recruitment appointment

2 April 2019

Former player Rob Scott has agreed to re-join the Millers to head up the club’s new recruitment structure.

Rob arrives at AESSEAL New York Stadium following a spell as senior recruitment at Premier League side Watford, and will be joined by Chris Trotter who has also arrived after a stint as head of technical recruitment and senior scout at Middlesbrough.

The double appointment is part of the Millers’ recruitment restructure, with both Rob and Chris coming through a rigorous interview process to secure their posts.

Rob says he hopes to settle back into life in the Rotherham United setup quickly, which will see him working closely with first team staff and former teammates, Paul Warne, Richie Barker and Mike Pollitt.

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“It's a great opportunity to come into a club that I know and still have links to,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.

“I'm really excited to get into the challenge of the job and to see where we can go with it.

“They're all lads that I've played with in what were fairly good times for the club so it's good to come into a new job but to be comfortable with people that you know and not have to take a couple of months to integrate.

“I know what Warney is all about, he was as a player, he is as a person and that doesn't stray too far from the remit of what we need to bring into the football club. I don't think it has changed too much from the days when I was playing here.

“We're still looking at things that are in place and I've been speaking with the analysts and the coaching staff. They are processes in place that we will certainly be utilising.

“Obviously everybody wants to put their own stamp on things and do certain things in their own way but I'm not one to shy away from something if it is in place and it's working already.”

Chris arrives in South Yorkshire after spending 10 years working for Middlesbrough, working his way through the recruitment structure on Teeside.

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He added: "It is a great opportunity for me, it is an exciting challenge to come in and work within a department which has great potential.

“It is a club I know well from working within football for a long time. It has similar characteristics to the area that I am from. I understand what the club is about and the type of players that we'll be looking for. I think I have assets than can really benefit the recruitment process.

“As soon I was walked through the door I have been warmly welcomed by the staff. The club looks to have a good culture in place, everyone greets you with a smile which is a great reflection on the club itself.

"In terms of the recruitment structure, there are a lot of good practices and processes that are already in place. We are now looking to develop this as time goes on, and hopefully we'll see that on the pitch.”


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