"I go back a long way with [owner] Kevin McCabe and I always thought I'd finish my career there," he told BBC Radio Sheffield.
"I think it is going to be important to have someone working between the manager and the board now.
"A manager nowadays needs a lot of help because of all the social networking and the media spotlight. They get very little respite.
"I actually spoke to Kevin about doing it when I was there before. I said 'let's get the team up, keep them up and then I'll go upstairs'."