Video: Rotherham United new boss Alan Stubbs targets play-offs

New boss Alan Stubbs believes Rotherham United are capable of mounting a Championship play-off push next season.

Thursday, 2nd June 2016, 1:10 pm
Updated Sunday, 5th June 2016, 6:03 pm
New boss Alan Stubbs and coach John Doolan

The 44-year-old, who has signed a three-year deal with the Millers, used his first press conference to confirm he and first-team coach John Doolan are aiming high.

He says the club already have a “good nucleus” of players and that he has the budget to add to the squad.

New boss Alan Stubbs and coach John Doolan

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“The club have had two seasons now where they have stabilised in the Championship and we are looking now to take the club forward,” he said. “That’s the aim, fullstop.

“We want to be moving up the table and, ultimately, be in a place that is around the play-offs come the end of the season.

“It has to be the aim. It’s very simple as far as we’re concerned.”

Chairman Tony Stewart said: “Alan is a leader. He has been captain at virtually every club he has played at. I like his drive and ambition.”

Alan Stubbs talks to Paul Davis and other members of the press
New boss Alan Stubbs and coach John Doolan
Alan Stubbs talks to Paul Davis and other members of the press