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Butler Confirmed as First Team Coach

26 June 2013

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Doncaster Rovers are pleased to announce that Paul Butler has been appointed as first team coach.

The appointment of Butler further bolsters Paul Dickov’s backroom staff after the confirmation of Brian Horton joining, as Dickov’s assistant, yesterday.


Butler had previously worked with manager Paul Dickov at Oldham Athletic before taking up a coaching role under Paul Ince at Blackpool.


Upon joining the club Bulter spoke exclusively to Rovers Player and revealed that he is looking forward to this opportunity.


“The two years I spent with Paul [Dickov] at Oldham were invaluable for me as a young coach. The remit of my job at Oldham was a really good learning experience for me. It was an internship, if you like, at senior level professional football; I had a lot of responsibilities and was exposed to a lot of different situations.

“It was a really good experience and I have built up a fantastic relationship with Paul [Dickov] and we work well together so when he called me about the opportunity here it wasn’t a difficult decision to make.


“I am young for a first team coach, but I don’t think age is an issue. I think if you’re good enough you’re old enough and Paul has given me this opportunity to prove that.


“We’ve got a great opportunity here, which is not necessarily the same as at other football clubs, I’ve got a manager who is prepared to expose me to what I need to be exposed to, to improve and develop as a young first team coach.


“We have also got Brian Horton here, as assistant manager, who has managed over 1000 games so every experience that Paul and I will have here together, he will have experienced tens of times over - I think he will be invaluable to Paul and myself alike.”


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