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RUFC - No role for Barker with Millers

Rotherham United striker, Richie Barker, announced his retirement last week, due to injury. But, Richie hasn't been slacking recently and he has gone a long way to getting his coaching badges and has been working with the Sheffield United Academy.

Speaking to the Football League's Official Site, Chief Operating Officer, Paul Douglas, said, 'Up until his knee operation Richie thought he had another two years playing ahead of him. This wasn't to be but luckily he had already started the process of planning for his future. We have discussed the possibility of a coaching role with Rotherham but we are a small club with a small budget and we didn't have positions that we could create.

'Richie is a very intelligent chap and has the ability to analyse situations and he will make a top manager. He is not someone who will fall back on others to help him.'




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Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 3 2009

Time: 6:02PM

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Good luck for the future Richie!
rybel_b
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03/06/2009 19:16:00

Do you think he'll make a good manager? I think he might
herringthorpe
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03/06/2009 20:03:00

Mmm what a load of *****! Strange how the club could make a place for Bobbins mate mr Thompson as first team coach, oh well jobs for the boys and their mates as per!!
sy2006
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03/06/2009 20:41:00

why should he have a job with us? no bloody reason at all- we have had better and they have not been rewarded
bounder
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04/06/2009 23:15:00

 

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