HARRY Redknapp has backed QPR youth coach Marc Bircham to become the next manager of Millwall.
Bookmakers have slashed the odds on Bircham taking over from Kenny Jackett, who resigned on Tuesday, although NewsAtDen understands the former Lions midfielder is not a serious candidate for the job.
Redknapp, however, says he would not stand in Bircham's way if the opportunity to move to The Den arose. He said: "I think Marc would be a good fit for Millwall if they fancy him.
"It would be good for him if Millwall wanted a young manager. Marc is a good lad that understands football and he loves coaching. People will talk about a lack of experience but how do you get it if no one gives you a chance?
"Obviously he hasn't managed anywhere else but he has history having played there. You'll never know if your capable until you are given an opportunity and somewhere like Millwall would be brilliant for Marc."
Bircham, 34, made 104 appearances for the Lions as a player between 1996 and 2002.