Date: 15th April 2016 at 3:34pm
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Rotherham United Manager Neil Warnock says that he wants to help the club plan for the future.

Speaking to Radio Sheffield the Millers Boss said, ‘They knew at Rotherham that when I came here I didn’t really have to. I told them that at sixty-seven I didn’t need the hassle of getting relegated and told them that I expected them to put in as much as I was going to put in so we’d have a chance of staying up.

‘And we’ve given ourselves a good chance.

‘People have rung me and asked me how I do it. Well I wish I could put it in a bottle but I can’t. I just like the idea that I’ve had an effect and made people achieve more than they probably thought they could do.

‘Next season you are going to have clubs with a wage bill of £35m in the Championship next year looking at the teams coming down and, really, we’re going to be at the bottom of the pile so to achieve another promotion is going to be extremely difficult.

‘Yes, the Chairman dreams and quite rightly so but it’s hard competing with those clubs week-in week-out because there is so much money at stake. But at Rotherham’s level you just have to say ‘we’re going to compete’ . If the club maintains it’s status for another couple of seasons then we need a lot doing at the training ground and, whether I’m here or not, it needs improving and the Chairman agrees with that and I’ve already put plans forward for what needs doing this summer. We might not always be here so you can only do so much but it has to be an environment that gives you a chance because the facilities here are nowhere near Championship level. The Chairman realises what needs doing and he’s very cooperative.

‘And that needs to happen wherever I am. Whether I leave this season or next season if I can leave a plan and help the club then that’s what I want to do. I don’t want to just come and keep the club up I want to help them plan for the future.’

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