Staff to lose jobs as Millers restructure

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Rotherham United are undertaking what they call a restructuring of their staff, a process which is set to see a number of backroom employees leaving the club.

The club’s chief operating officer, Paul Douglas, declined to confirm any details or discuss individual cases but did comment: “There is an ongoing restructuring process which began at the end of last season.”

Among those expected to be departing are head of youth Steve Thornber, sports therapist Ian Bailey, who has been at the club over 20 years, groundsman Jim Davison and kit man Steve McVann, along with others.

With seven new signings in already and a new assistant manager in Darren Patterson, with former Brentford youth head Darren Sarll expected to join too, there has already been considerable change at the Millers.

Meanwhile, after meetings with South Yorkshire Police, up to 5,000 tickets are being made available for Owls supporters for the game at the Don Valley Stadium on Tuesday, July 19. The game is all-ticket on police advice and there will be none available on the day for either Rotherham fans or Wednesday fans.

Rotherham’s game at Swindon on September 3 will be live on Sky and the kick-off has been brought forward to 12.15pm.