Pollitt returns to Rotherham in coaching role

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Rotherham have appointed former goalkeeper Mike Pollitt as the club’s goalkeeping coach.

The 44-year-old links up with former teammate and caretaker manager Paul Warne, and replaces Andy Dibble, who has left the Millers to become Cardiff City’s ‘keeper coach.

Pollitt enjoyed two spells in Yorkshire with Rotherham, playing for them between 1998-2000 and from 2001-2005.

Speaking the club’s official website about the arrival of the former shot-stopper, Warne said: “I’m buzzing to have Mike here.

“He’s a big character, he’s infectious, funny and energetic – everything I like in my staff.”

“He’s part of the fabric of this club and has spent as many years here as me. He’s a big part of the club’s history and I hope he’ll be a big part of the future.”

Pollitt represented numerous EFL club’s throughout his career, including Notts County and Chesterfield, but it was at Wigan where he enjoyed his most fruitful spell.

He spent nine years with the Latics, and although he never truly established himself as first-choice, he did play for them in the Premier League and helped them reach the 2006 League Cup final.

After retiring from playing, he was Wigan’s goalkeeping coach until late last year, and will mark his return to the game on January 14th when Rotherham entertain Norwich City.

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