MILLERS:Rotherham United legend Paul Hurst back for new role

Millers legend Paul Hurst is back at the club.

The former left back, who clocked up an appearances record for the club in his final season in 2008, has re-joined Rotherham United as the Community Sports Trust's new Participation Officer.

Paul began his playing career at Rotherham straight from school in Sheffield and played for 15 years before his departure in 2008.

"We are delighted to welcome Paul back into this very important position which is aimed at establishing links with the schools in Rotherham," said the club's Head of Community Dale Spiby.

"To build our fan base for the future, we need to target our young people and build positive relationships between themselves and the club.

"Paul's managerial qualities will be vital for the role as he will be heading up a team of 15 strong community coaches who will deliver sports participation in all our schools and communities."

After leaving the Millers, Paul had a spell as joint Player/Manager at Ilkeston Town alongside another former Miller, Rob Scott, the pair now in charge of Boston United in the Unibond League Premier Division where he is also continuing to play.

"It is my vision that with Paul's legendary status and a lot of hard work on his part we can bring back the glory days both on and off the pitch, and have our new stadium at full capacity for the first match of the 2012/13 season," said Dale.

Paul, currently a professional support assistant at Rawmarsh School Sports College, said: "I'm so looking forward to returning to work for the club which was such a big part of my life. It fitted in with everything I was looking for. I enjoy working in schools."

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