Millwall boss booted out and replaced by former striker

The New Den in Lewisham, home to Millwall FC. Pic: Nikki Marra

The New Den in Lewisham, home to Millwall FC. Pic: Nikki Marra

Ian Holloway has been sacked as the manager of Millwall football club after just 14 months at the helm.

The 51-year-old managed to save the club from relegation last season after he took over from Steve Lomas in January, but the club currently sit second from bottom in the Championship, having lost five of their last six matches.

Lions chairman John Berylson said: “This was a hard decision to take because we very much hoped that Ollie [Ian Holloway] would prove to be the man to take us forward.”

The former Crystal Palace boss made a positive start to this season, winning three out of five in all competitions, but the club have won just three matches since October.

Former-Millwall striker Neil Harris has been appointed as Holloway’s replacement, but he faces an uphill struggle as the club currently sits eight points from safety.

Harris became a Millwall legend over two spells scoring 138 goals in 380 games, and has a Banksy style mural in his honor just outside the club’s stadium.

The 37-year old, was in charge of club’s under-21s and had a brief spell as caretaker manager in December 2013 after Lomas was sacked, but failed to win any of his three matches in charge.

“I am confident that Millwall fans will give him every support over the next couple of months as we strive to turn our current run of form around,” said Berylson

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