Ex-Leeds, Reading and Watford coach joins Millwall's staff

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MILLWALL boss Ian Holloway has appointed Nigel Gibbs as a first team coach.

Gibbs most recently held the position of assistant manager at Leeds but left in acrimonious circumstances during the summer following a fall out with owner Massimo Cellino.

He had been Brian McDermott's right-hand man but became marginalised after his sacking and subsequently quit, he said, "in response to the way I have been treated."

Prior to his stint at Elland Road, Gibbs assisted McDermott at Reading where they gained promotion to the Premier League.

During his playing days, the 49-year-old was a right back for Watford, for whom he made over 400 appearances and where he began his coaching career with their youth team.

Gibbs, who holds a UEFA Pro License, will start work immediately alongside Holloway and assistant Marc Bircham.

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24 thoughts on “Ex-Leeds, Reading and Watford coach joins Millwall's staff

  • December 15, 2014 at 11:50
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    His CV look's ok so perhap's this could be the forward move we need.Finger's crossed.

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  • December 15, 2014 at 12:13
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    If we continue like this we could have 'MORE' coaches then Good Players at MFC . We need some GOOD STRIKERS to serve up some goals! Maybe the PLUS is , should OLLIE leave we have somebody to Step - Up. ( NOLU, WDC ).

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  • December 15, 2014 at 12:44
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    This could be good a new Coach with different ideas and his own way of coaching.

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  • December 15, 2014 at 12:49
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    I'm quite pleased with the appointment. I posted last week that i thought our run of poor results coincided with the departure of Des Bulpin, and the consequent promotion of Bircham to assistant manager. Hopefully Gibbs will have the nuts to tell Holloway and Bircham we need to get back to basics, that the players understand, and put world domination through beautiful football on the back burner for the future.

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    • December 15, 2014 at 14:50
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      @Windsor Lion: Good call Windsor! Hopefully the 1st port of call is limiting the amount of goals we let in! Does seem to be some connection with Bulpin leaving and our drop in form - maybe Gibbs is the remedy we need...? COYL.

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  • December 15, 2014 at 13:05
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    He's absolute mustard. We will definitely gain promotion to the premier league this season now.

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  • December 15, 2014 at 13:21
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    He's about the age we look to sign someone so he should fit in well at the club, no but he maybe what we have needed and could help us move up the table, but his has his work cut out even after Friday's game good luck .

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  • December 15, 2014 at 13:50
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    He was outed by leeds...enough said

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  • December 15, 2014 at 13:51
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    Bircham on the way out?

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  • December 15, 2014 at 14:10
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    Is he any good up front ?

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    • December 15, 2014 at 14:30
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      @mfc2u: He looks a ' HAPPY - CHAP ' ( NOLU, WDC ).

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      • December 15, 2014 at 14:50
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        @BUSHWACKER14: i bet he was pleased to get the boot from that 2 bob outfit in yorkshire..know wonder hes smiling he must of heard the news that t***** celino looks to be on his way

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    • December 15, 2014 at 17:49
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      @mfc2u: No but he can take over at RB when Wilkinson goes back.

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      • December 15, 2014 at 19:51
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        playing alongside Danny his long lost twin @Sealion:

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  • December 15, 2014 at 15:08
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    Gibbs was part of McDermott's staff at Leeds and like McDermott he fell foul of their nutty chairman. No reflection on him. A Watford supporting friend of mine tells me he is an excellent coach and is gutted they haven't picked him up.

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  • December 15, 2014 at 15:44
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    perhaps he has some contacts for loanees

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  • December 15, 2014 at 15:53
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    What was the name of that other Watford player turn coach hmmmm Kenny something???
    Coat, Kenny Coat

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  • December 15, 2014 at 16:08
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    Hope he don't bring renegie or what ever he's f@@king name is back with him.

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  • December 15, 2014 at 17:05
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    We've been crying out for a defensive coach 'cos Ollie and 'Birch' are clearly clueless in that department, hope Nigel fits the bill.

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  • December 15, 2014 at 22:56
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    its a striker we need, there wont be any room left on the bench fs

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