STEVE Lomas insists Mick Harford is "fully committed" to his job at Millwall despite holding talks with Newcastle United about a role at St James' Park.
Harford, who only joined Lomas' backroom staff last month, has turned down the opportunity to become director of football Joe Kinnear's assistant on Tyneside.
Lomas said: "Mick worked with Joe before but I can assure you he is fully committed here. He wasn't at the Gillingham game on Saturday because he was out looking at Ipswich."
Harford told Sky Sports: "After meeting with Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear, I made the hard decision that it is not the right time for me to take up this role.
"It was an honour to be asked to work at a fantastic club and I have the utmost respect for the Newcastle United and its fans. I am currently enjoying a role helping out at Millwall, but would like to thank Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear for the opportunity."