After a successful playing career with the Millers which saw him become a fans’ favourite during a golden era for the club, Breckin would go on to enjoy spells as assistant manager and caretaker. The most notable of those stints came alongside former teammate Ronnie Moore, as the pair linked up once more in the dugout to lead the club to consecutive promotions to the second tier.
After calling time on his coaching career, Breck was warmly welcomed back to AESSEAL New York Stadium, where he would take up a role in the club’s commercial wing.
However, following Paul Warne’s temporary appointment to the managerial position, his experience was called upon to join the coaching staff on an interim basis until the end of the 2016/17 campaign.
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