Neil Harris steps down as Millwall's manager

Thursday 03rd October 2019

MILLWALL begin the search for a new manager following the departures of Neil Harris and his assistant David Livermore.

Harris took over as boss in 2015 and during his time in charge oversaw two trips to Wembley, one promotion and two runs to the FA Cup Quarter-Finals, and has also steadily re-established Millwall as a Championship club.

His status as a Lions legend, both as its all-time leading goalscorer and now one of its most successful managers, is secure.

Millwall chairman John Berylson said in a statement: “Firstly I would like to place on record my sincere gratitude to Neil for all of his hard work, commitment, determination and inarguable success as manager of this great football club.

“During his time in charge we have achieved so much and so many of his greatest moments as manager will live long in the memory of all Millwall fans fortunate to have seen and enjoyed them.

“Neil’s achievements ensure that he is listed alongside some of the club’s greatest-ever managers, furthering his legendary standing at Millwall.

“Alongside his coaching staff, Neil worked tirelessly to establish a culture both on and off the pitch which was befitting of the club’s history and heritage and this has undoubtedly been achieved. He has laid tremendous foundations from which the club can continue to build on in the months and years ahead. 

“Neil’s name is synonymous with Millwall and he has always had the very best interests of the club at heart, managing with great pride, honour and integrity, and he departs with the best wishes of everyone connected with The Lions.

“Both Neil and David leave with their heads held high, forever friends of the club, and I wish them both every success in their future careers. They will always be welcome at The Den.”

Adam Barrett has been placed in temporary charge of first team affairs and will lead the side for Saturday’s game against Leeds United at The Den. 

The club – eighteenth-place in the Championship table with 11 points from 10 games and five points clear of the relegation zone - will now conduct a thorough recruitment process for a new manager.

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