Millwalls’ all time leading goal scorer and manager quit yesterday as the Lions jittery start to the season resulted in just one win in seven outings in the Championship.
Neil Harris joined the club in 1998 and over two spells with the club went on to score 138 goals in all competitions before taking the hot seat full time in 2015. He now leaves after over four years in charge with his assistant David Livermore following him out the door.
During his reign as boss, Harris oversaw two trips to Wembley, one promotion and a couple of significant runs in the FA Cup, sending Everton crashing out last season in a highly competitive match at The Den.
Club chairman, John Berlyson told MillwallFC: “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.”
This exit comes as a great surprise despite the nervy start to the season. Floods of players and supporters have offered their support to the 42 year old, with Striker Matt Smith tweeting his disappointment at Harris’ departure.
Adam Barrett will be placed in temporary charge of the first team as Millwall face Leeds Utd at The New Den tomorrow. The Lions have not lost to Leeds at home since March 2012.