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Harris excited to land "dream" job at Millwall after retiring

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© Nicky Hayes

NEIL Harris's return to Millwall in a coaching capacity has been confirmed – and the Lions legend says it is a "dream" job following his retirement from playing.

Harris will begin work under new manager Steve Lomas on Monday morning when the players report for pre-season training after their summer breaks.

As reported by NewsAtDen, the 35-year-old's duties will involve both the first team and development squad, although his official job title is yet to be confirmed.

Lomas told the club's official site: "As soon as I became aware that Neil's playing career was coming to an end I was keen to bring him onto the staff at Millwall once more.

"In the same way as I'm looking for players hungry to play for this club who understand its dynamic, the same goes for the coaching staff.

"I see Neil in the same position I was when I finished as a player and had the opportunity to get my coaching career underway at Norwich City. I believe he will be a great asset to us and an inspiration to the players, both at first team level and with the development squad."

Harris, whose contract with Southend United was cancelled by mutual consent, said: "I'm so excited to be coming back to the club where I enjoyed so many happy years as a player.

"The opportunity to pass on my knowledge and experience to the current generation of Millwall players and start my coaching career at the place I love is something I could only have dreamed of as I contemplated the fact that my playing days were over."

Staff

(@NewsAtDen)

19 thoughts on “Harris excited to land "dream" job at Millwall after retiring

  • June 23, 2013 at 22:58
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    Welcome back bomber

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  • June 23, 2013 at 23:02
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    Welcome home Sir Neil Harris! COYL!!!

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  • June 23, 2013 at 23:27
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    Welcome HOME!!!

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  • June 23, 2013 at 23:32
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    Takes real guts to bring a Millwall legend in as your number two. Great work SL, welcome back Bomber!!!

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  • June 23, 2013 at 23:38
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    Happy to have Bomber back where he belongs. Onwards & Upwards! COYL

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  • June 24, 2013 at 00:04
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    Smart move by Lomas and the board - great news, should have a positive impact from top to bottom - welcome home Bomber!

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  • June 24, 2013 at 01:28
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    A new manager with some guts and a new coach with some passion. Looking good.

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  • June 24, 2013 at 05:00
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    Take a bow son.

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  • June 24, 2013 at 06:55
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    Welcome back Neil and the very best of luck in your new role.

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  • June 24, 2013 at 07:06
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    Its looking good. The passion is coming back. The players are back monday. New manager. New way . Lets get the show on the road. PM ere we come. COYL.

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  • June 24, 2013 at 07:38
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    Makes Monday morning great. fantastic news

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  • June 24, 2013 at 08:17
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    Nice one nice to have him back COYL

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  • June 24, 2013 at 09:09
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    After the horrors at the back end of last season, I feel I can relax cos we're in safe hands. Well done to the board & SL, in particular, for having the foresight to see what a massive boost Neil will give to everyone connected with the club. Get in!!!!!!

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  • June 24, 2013 at 09:57
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    just seen chopper in his training kit at the training ground, he`ll sort them out as he`s one of us.

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  • June 24, 2013 at 11:09
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    In SL & NBH WE TRUST COYL!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • June 24, 2013 at 12:50
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    Welcome home Neil. Gonna have your hands full with DNG if he stays !

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  • June 24, 2013 at 16:04
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    Welcome home bomber

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  • June 24, 2013 at 19:28
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    Well done Steve Lomas - couldn't have picked a better man

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  • June 24, 2013 at 19:40
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    Looking foward to this season I think harris and lomas will put some passion and pride into the team and hopefully teach them how to score goals

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