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."