Millers Have Scott Their Man

Brentford manager Andy Scott. PA Wire.
Brentford manager Andy Scott. PA Wire.
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ROTHERHAM United have backed Andy Scott to be the “vibrant force” who can take the club into a new era.

The 38-year-old former Brentford boss, and ex-Sheffield United player, was appointed the new manager of the Millers last night after the spending the day at the club.

He has agreed a three year contract.

Scott, brother of former Millers player Rob, said it was a job he really wanted.

“I’m privileged to be given the job of managing a progressive and ambitious club and to be able to share the ambitions of the Board is something I aim to work hard to achieve,” he said.

He took Brentford to promotion from this level and he added: “I want to replicate what I achieved at Brentford in my first full season there and will be working tirelessly to accomplish just that.”

Millers chairman Tony Stewart said Scott has been “mightily impressive” during their discussions.

“He wants to run the playing side of this football club from top to bottom, from the youths to the first team,” said Stewart.

“I was very impressed with him and by his aspirations and ambitions for this football club and I shall be giving him my full backing.

“I liked his ideas, his articulate manner, his demeanour, his thought processes and could feel the sincerity. He will, I feel, be a vibrant force as we go forward into a new era and he’s like a breath of fresh air.”

Thrust into the hot seat at Brentford, he took the Bees to promotion from League Two in 2009. He was sacked this season with the club on the brink of reaching Wembley in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

It is understood he met Stewart earlier this week and then was at the club yesterday which included lengthy talks with caretakers Andy Liddell and Paul Warne who remain at the club.

“We had glowing reports about Andy, he will throw himself into the job and give it his all,” added Stewart.