NEW Rotherham United manager Andy Scott says he has been tasked with grabbing hold of the club and shaking it up.
The 38-year-old met the players for the first time yesterday, outlined his ideas to them and said he is at Rotherham not just for the first team but to “run the football club as a whole”.
“When the vacancy arose, this was a football club I wanted to come to because I’d heard what was going off and the plans for it going forward,” said the former Brentford manager who took the Bees to League Two promotion in 2009.
“I did my research and made this my No 1 target. I was interested in the club’s vision for the future and to see if it matched mine. Fortunately it did. Had it not, then I would not have taken the job.
“I now aim to maximise the opportunity I have been given, and the chairman and the Board have a vibrancy and an energy that I want to see out on the pitch.
“The chairman is ambitious and everyone knows about the new stadium ahead. He wants someone to grab this club and shake it. I want to have involvement in all aspects ... the youths, reserves and first team, in the community and commercially and with the new stadium too.”
Ex-caretakers Andy Liddell and Paul Warne will remain and only at the end of the season will Scott make any staffing assessments if he feels that is necessary.