Warne eyes coaching career
Rotherham United's Paul Warne is keen on going into coaching full-time once his playing days are over.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 14/09/10 5:59pm
Rotherham United's experienced striker Paul Warne is keen on going into coaching full-time once his playing days are over.
The 37-year-old has combined his playing duties with the role of fitness coach for the past year, although the former Oldham and Yeovil forward admits that he never planned to go down the coaching route before he was given the role last season.
Now Warne is enjoying the job and has set his sights on a career that he feels is tailor-made for him.
"I never really gave it much thought in terms of a long-term career because I just fell into it in a way," he told skysports.com.
"When I left college I went to university to do a sports science degree and at the moment I am in my second year of teacher training to become a sports teacher at college, so that was always my planned route after finishing my playing career.
"However, I've really enjoyed doing the job that I have been given at Rotherham, but whether I could do it for 10-15 years is a different matter.
"It is good for me at the moment and if the gaffer came to me next year and felt that I couldn't play any more and offered me a full-time coaching job then I would definitely consider it.
"It isn't something that I dreamed about when I was younger, but it is a very enjoyable job and I do enjoy shouting at people and blowing whistles, so it is tailor-made for me really."
The Millers have made a decent start to their league campaign, bouncing back from their play-off final defeat in May, but Warne insists there is still a lot of room left for improvement.
"I don't think that we have played as well as we can so far, but to take the amount of points that we have from the games we've played is very pleasing," he added.
"If we can get the performances to match the points total then we will be flying."