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Chiedozie Ogbene credits Paul Warne for his development at Rotherham United

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Chiedozie Ogbene joined Rotherham United back in 2019 after he was struggling to succeed in his career finding himself with little game time at Brentford. 

However, since being with the Millers the Nigerian born played has settled in well and developed as a player.

He has been a key part of the side this season making 45 appearances, scoring three goals and contributing eight assists as his side gained promotion to the Championship and regularly plays for Ireland internationally where he moved as a child.

Speaking to The Yorkshire Post, the 25-year-old has credited Warne for his development as a player as he said: “The reason I came to this club is the way the manager lured me.

“The management sat me down and showed me my clips. This something that no manager had ever done with me before and that’s why he will continue to attract players here.

“The coaching staff are quite humane and believe in having a good human being first before a good footballer. They want people with good personalities and a good attitude to life.

“The manager showed me how good I am. At Brentford, I was not playing many games and he showed me good clips of myself and made me remember how good I was.

“The manager – and how he has trained and coached me – has been crucial to my success.

“I was quite raw when I came here and made some rash decisions in the final third. But I feel like the management have given me the confidence to be more relaxed and cause more problems.”

It’s not just on the pitch that Warne cares for his players either as Ogbene admitted: “The manager is always going to be there for his players.

“Even on Christmas Day, he texted me and asked me if I wanted to go over to his house to spend Christmas with him. I was with my cousins away in Leicester, but that’s the kind of guy he is.”

The Verdict: 

Gaining an insight into how Paul Warne and his staff look after the players at Rotherham helps explain why they were so successful this season because he nurtures his team.

When Ogbene joined the Millers, he clearly had low confidence but the Rotherham boss built that up and helped him unlock his potential which has led to him being a largely successful player this season.

As the player points out, the manager’s attention to detail will only help the side attract players for the new season as his side face the Championship which is exactly what fans will be eager to see.


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