NEIL Harris believes Millwall fans who idolised him as a player should form "separate" opinions of him as a manager.
The ex-striker achieved legendary status at The Den in 2009 when he became the Lions' all-time leading goalscorer, surpassing Teddy Sheringham's record.
In total, he racked up 138 goals in 432 appearances during two spells at the club.
But following his appointment as permanent manager this week, Harris says he does not expect to live off former glories with the supporters.
He said: "I'm well-liked by the fans for what I achieved on the pitch but it's important for me to separate the two.
"As a player, yes, I had a very successful career at the club and thoroughly enjoyed it. Now I'm going to be judged as a manager and I have no qualms with that whosever.
"You always go into a new job with a nervousness about what's in front of you and this is a new position for me, but there is also huge excitement.
"I will be judged by the fans and so will the players. You should be judged every day in what you do, and you have to step up to the challenge.
"That's what I'm going to do, that's what Dave Livermore is going to do and that's what the players will do under me.
"The players will be judged every day by me and they'll have to hit standards, and I will also have to hit standards to be a successful Millwall manager."