From elf to Championship survival: the rise of Rotherham’s Paul Warne

19 September 2018 10:00
Paul Warne says it is important for his players to have ‘emotional intelligence’ and is hoping that his values and the squad’s hard work will help the club stay in the ChampionshipIt is almost two years since Paul Warne was lounging in the foyer of Rotherham United’s stadium when the chief operating officer walked in and gently suggested to the fitness coach that a swift costume change might be necessary given that he was about to be named the caretaker manager following Kenny Jackett’s surprising resignation. “I was literally sitting in an elf’s outfit,” Warne says, laughing. “It was for a promotional video for the club shop. I’d gone from probably one of the best elves this side of the North Pole to having that dream taken off me and becoming the manager.” Related: The English managerial success story shunned by the Premier League Related: Leeds maintain unbeaten start while West Brom put four past Bristol City Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian