Paul Warne not in mood to reflect fondly as he approaches fourth anniversary as Rotherham United boss

Rotherham United boss Paul Warne is coming up to his fourth anniversary in charge, but he is not in the mood to reflect fondly.

Friday, 27th November 2020, 4:08 pm
Rotherham United manager Paul Warne. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Warne was thrown into the Millers hotseat following Kenny Jackett's surprise resignation after only 39 days in charge in December 2016.

What followed has been an up and down ride as Warne has overseen two relegations from the Championship and two promotions from League One.

Avoiding a third relegation is the number one priority for Warne as they battle at the wrong end of the second tier again.

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Bournemouth are the visitors on Saturday and Warne is not thinking about anniversaries.

“I got asked the question a couple of weeks ago so I was a lot more romantic with my answer,” Warne admitted.

“So on the back of two defeats I don't think I can sit here and claim much success.

“I just try and survive the day and get to the next game and try and get a positive result. I try not to take the highs too high, I want to take the lows not to low but that is harder. “When I am older I will look back and think I was very fortunate that I worked at a club I love, with people I have genuine affection for. I am very lucky.

“Anything the team can do on the pitch is just a cherry on top. I will have no regrets when it ends I have just given it everything every day.”

The Cherries have enjoyed a positive start following relegation from the Premier League last season and Warne is expecting a tough test.

“They’ve got very few weaknesses, they have pace and power on the ball and they can play out from the back,” he said.

“They’ve got outstanding talents attacking-wise and they’ve managed to keep virtually their whole Premier League together from last year.

“It’s no surprise that they and Norwich are the top two so far. They’ll come here well drilled and it’s our job to be really competitive and cause them problems. They are though, a very good team and there’s no disputing that.”