Millwall hire former Spurs and Charlton defender Perry

 

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MILLWALL have added former Tottenham Hotspur and Charlton Athletic centre-back Chris Perry to their coaching staff.

Perry, who retired from playing in 2010 after a spell at Southampton, has been named the U16 lead phase coach.

He links up again with academy boss Scott Fitzgerald who he spent time with at Wimbledon.

Former Ireland striker David Connolly, who took up a position in the academy last month, was also a team-mate of Perry’s at the Saints.

Perry began his career at the Dons before a high-profile £4million switch to Tottenham in 1999, and worked as a youth coach at Dagenham and Redbridge after his playing days ended.

He told the club’s website:  “Academy Director Scott Fitzgerald, who I knew from my Wimbledon days, made me aware of the vacancy and it was an opportunity that really excited me.

“The young players are being given the chance to progress through to the first team at Millwall now, and there is a very promising group coming through at U15 and U16 levels, so I'm looking to help them take the next step towards the senior ranks. In the process I want to encourage them to be creative, play entertaining football and score goals.”

John Kelly

(@jkelly1882)

41 thoughts on “Millwall hire former Spurs and Charlton defender Perry

  • July 7, 2015 at 17:29
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    f*** hiring coaching staff,hurry up and hire us a decent striker or two

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  • July 7, 2015 at 17:35
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    Well said @jenko.. I like everyone else are on this site . Hoping, praying we sign a Billy Sharp or two .

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  • July 7, 2015 at 17:44
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    Well that's next seasons subs bench taken care of

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  • July 7, 2015 at 17:44
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    We will have more Coaches than players soon !

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  • July 7, 2015 at 17:47
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    I do like the fact we are appointing some good ex pros to coach our future. Let's hope that the youth academy get plenty of funds. I heard Brentfords academy is meant to be one of the top in the country we need to be creating our own future stars.

    This is all good progress... but....

    Where are our potential targets???

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  • July 7, 2015 at 17:56
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    It's alright hiring coaching staff if we need them,but for Christ sake get the team together first then look at hiring coaching staff, pre season starts soon and still no sign or news of a much needed striker

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  • July 7, 2015 at 18:10
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    Moaners... You know it's only early July right???

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    • July 7, 2015 at 18:16
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      @TheBermondseyBomber: a month tomorrow is first game of season,new signings need to settle in and get to know each other and the way there going to play etc

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      • July 7, 2015 at 18:45
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        @jenko: appreciated but we've got best part of 2 months before the window closes, it's NH first window, missed out on our top target - a rushed decision now or the right player in a few weeks? Sorry mate but I think knocking NH is unreasonable

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          • July 7, 2015 at 20:40
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            @jenko: got a feeling Henderson might turn up contract cancelled with orient yesterday

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  • July 7, 2015 at 18:14
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    BORING come on bomber we need players u got 2 think about suspension and injures and players who are on poor form COYL chop chop the season only around the corner COYL NOLU, WDC

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  • July 7, 2015 at 18:25
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    Fcuking neanderthal fans we've got. Do you honestly think Harris don't want players in? Running a club is the same as any other commercial business, if there's a vacancy it needs filling. 

    This site is called 'News at Den' not 'New Players at Den' so the sites right to report any activity/stories that come out the club. If you only want to know about new signings , only read them stories.

    For me I think its brilliant that we're spending some dough and concentrating on getting the backroom and infrastructure right. We wouldn't be in the position we are now if someone had done it 5 years ago! 

    Of course we need one or 2 more players in and if everyone trusts 'Sir Neil' as you all seem to refer to him as, as much as you say, you'd chill out and let the man do his job.  If we don't get the new faces in, it won't be for the want of him trying I'm sure.

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    • July 7, 2015 at 18:39
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      @Tel: we've had a vacancy for a couple of seasons when wood and Henderson left still not filled

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      • July 7, 2015 at 20:14
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        @jenko: I agree Jenko, as did Holloway, and I'm sure NH...hence the signings IH made and NH has already attempted and is no doubt continuing to. He's made it clear he wants a forward in, but we only have so much buying and pulling power. We as a fan base need to understand that irrelevant of how much we love the club, if you're not 'wall it ain't the most attractive place. Couple that with a lack of funds it don't always put us in prime position to pick and choose.

        Think about the dilemma....He clearly don't want another younger, so we're looking for a proven forward within a sensible price who isn't gonna be guaranteed a starting place. We would t pay silly money cos we can't, and you've got to do it at a club that no other f***** likes! Not as easy a sell as we all think maybe

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      • July 7, 2015 at 20:15
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        @jenko: I agree Jenko, as did Holloway, and I'm sure NH...hence the signings IH made and NH has already attempted and is no doubt continuing to. He's made it clear he wants a forward in, but we only have so much buying and pulling power. We as a fan base need to understand that irrelevant of how much we love the club, if you're not 'wall it ain't the most attractive place. Couple that with a lack of funds it don't always put us in prime position to pick and choose.

        Think about the dilemma....He clearly don't want another younger, so we're looking for a proven forward within a sensible price who isn't gonna be guaranteed a starting place. We would t pay silly money cos we can't, and you've got to do it at a club that no one else likes! Not as easy a sell as we all think maybe

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      • July 7, 2015 at 20:17
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        @jenko: I agree Jenko, as did Holloway, and I'm sure NH...hence the signings IH made and NH has already attempted and is no doubt continuing to. He's made it clear he wants a forward in, but we only have so much buying and pulling power. We as a fan base need to understand that irrelevant of how much we love the club, if you're not 'wall it ain't the most attractive place. Couple that with a lack of funds it don't always put us in prime position to pick and choose.

        Think about the dilemma....He clearly don't want another youngen, so we're looking for a proven forward who isn't gonna be guaranteed a starting place. We wouldn't pay silly money cos we can't, and you've got to come and do it at a club that no one else likes! Not as easy a sell as we all think maybe

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      • July 7, 2015 at 20:37
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        @jenko: Henderson has just been released by Orient , 33 , big lump , free transfer and has played for us before , sounds like just our type of player , don't rule it out .

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  • July 7, 2015 at 18:39
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    This can mean only one thing we are improving our academy to produce are own players. It's a good idea we can't afford to buy. It's a change in direction the club is heading in. I'm happy to see us try something different gonna take time. Not a quick fix long term strategy

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    • July 7, 2015 at 18:47
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      @dave666: I'm with ya Dave too long since we produced our own talent and I'm happy to wait it out for the right players given the money we've wasted of late

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      • July 7, 2015 at 19:08
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        @TheBermondseyBomber: there is no quick fix but at least we seem to have some sort of strategy money only is not the answer build solid foundations for a better future I'm prepared to buy in to this new direction I'm sure like all change it will have its critics

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  • July 7, 2015 at 19:11
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    Blimey, the last two seasons all we've heard 'give the kids a chance', now we got a manager who intends doing exactly that all we get is people moaning about a lack of new players! Haven't we learnt our lesson? Think of some of the pony we've watched up front recently,DJ Campbell, Hoff, Ranegie, Taylor fletcher and Fuller to name a few. Nah mate bring on O'Brien, Philpot, Greggs Pavey and Marquis, people who really want play for us. I'd rather Harris waits a while to find the right man, instead of going all out Lomas/Holloway style and signing everyone and anyone, and ending up with an inbalanced and ageing squad all over again.

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  • July 7, 2015 at 19:15
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    Cant help but NH is adding these ex players as staff to widen his contact list within the game. Not a bad move i guess but hopefully attentions will be turned to playing staff now.

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  • July 7, 2015 at 20:20
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    once prem clubs name squads..things will happen not best way 2 employ but sometimes u get lucky..and find someone contented with the club.

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  • July 7, 2015 at 20:26
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    I think this is what the club need a hungry youngish backroom staff with something to prove COYL

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    • July 7, 2015 at 20:41
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      well prem squads named soon... gauranteed at least 2 loanes this season... only way clubs like us survive perhapes a couple of forwards will fall in love with our charm and @dannyr2791: whit

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      • July 7, 2015 at 21:48
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        @johnspain: johnspain you might just have a point,if other potential loanee's look at our record of helping loan player's on their way(Kane,Wood's and Townsend just to name three) they just might think Millwall is the place for them.NH has already said he has had offer's from premiership club's for us to take their excess player's on loan,so who know's what the future hold's.

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  • July 7, 2015 at 20:40
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    well prem squads named soon... gauranteed at least 2 loanes this season... only way clubs like us survive perhapes a couple of forwards will fall in love with our charm and whit

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  • July 7, 2015 at 22:49
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    We gotta stop asking what Millwall can do for us more importantly what we can do for Millwall

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    • July 8, 2015 at 10:10
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      @dave666:

      Morning Dave.

      See what you mean about the source for the Fuham game yesterday lol!!

      https://twitter.com/AidenObrien22

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    • July 8, 2015 at 12:07
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      @dave666: you took the words right out of J F Kennedy's mouth lol.
      You are right in what you say,if only some people on NAD would hold off of moaning about every little twist and turn that dont go how they want it to go.
      As far as the Academy goes it has to run in line with the building of the first team so as every thing comes together a few year's from now.

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  • July 8, 2015 at 09:29
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    Lookes like we are getting the right coaches on board who my have connections from there expearances re our signing ins so far it looked like Neil is building from the back which I feel is the right way a stricker will I feel be soon coyl

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  • July 8, 2015 at 09:38
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    I think it's a decent appointment and we are going back to producing our own which is exactly what a small club like ours needs to do.
    Solid foundations now in place for the youngsters to develop and make their way through the conveyer belt to the first team.
    Makes me happy.
    Well done Harris.

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  • July 8, 2015 at 09:51
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    This is one of those "bigger picture" things, everybody moans that we don't bring youth through don't create sellable assets, keep loaning players, signing old has beens, board said about a month ago "we need to stop fighting fires and dealing with the now, we need a plan a sustainable plan for the future"
    We've gone down we need to rebuild, perfect opportunity, if we don't invest in youth coaches teaching the same message through academy to first team, we have no future. We will have to resort to old has beens and loan players.

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  • July 8, 2015 at 12:40
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    Billy Sharp going to Sheff Utd.
    Could be good buy.

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