The dust has barely settled on Rotherham’s magnificent Wembley win on Sunday, but boss Paul Warne must now turn his attention to next season.
After staying over in London on Sunday night and partying at their hotel, the Millers made their way back up north on Monday morning where celebrations continued.
Many of the players were out toasting their promotion in Wickersley, while Warne enjoyed some family time at his Tickhill home, with goalkeeping coach Mike Pollitt also in attendance.
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The celebrations enter their final stage on Tuesday when Warne and his players will take an open-top bus tour from the AESSEAL New York Stadium to All Saints Square, where the boss and his chairman will speak to the crowd before heading for a civic reception at the town hall.
Then the focus becomes firmly switched to preparing for life in the Championship.
Warne is likely to address the state of his current squad and make decisions on the future of his out-of-contract players, while he will also be locked in talks with chairman Tony Stewart and head of recruitment Jamie Jones as he identifies the players he wants to bring to the club.
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Then, finally he will be able to think about unwinding as he flies out on holiday on Thursday, not that he will be switching his phone off.
“I have got a recruitment meeting, can’t wait for that and then I can just spend some quality time with my wife and kids,” he said.
“They have definitely born the brunt of this job over the last year, you don’t have a minute to your own thoughts.
“It has been tough for them so it will be nice to spend some quality time with them and get a nice tan.”