Millers rocked by Coakley exit

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ROTHERHAM United have suffered a shattering off-field blow with the impending loss of commercial director Steve Coakley. He is set to join Sheffield United in a similar capacity and is understood to be lined up for a place on the board.

Coakley, who had worked at Derby County for 13 years, left Sheffield Wednesday to join the Millers in June 2009 and proved a tremendous asset to the club’s sponsorship drive.

He had also become a key figure as the development of Rotherham’s new ground gathered pace.

In a statement the club said: “Steve has done an excellent job and been a wonderful ambassador for the club.”

n The Millers look for their first win in six, at home to Burton today.

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