MILLWALL have added former Tottenham Hotspur and Charlton Athletic centre-back Chris Perry to their coaching staff.
Perry, who retired from playing in 2010 after a spell at Southampton, has been named the U16 lead phase coach.
He links up again with academy boss Scott Fitzgerald who he spent time with at Wimbledon.
Former Ireland striker David Connolly, who took up a position in the academy last month, was also a team-mate of Perry’s at the Saints.
Perry began his career at the Dons before a high-profile £4million switch to Tottenham in 1999, and worked as a youth coach at Dagenham and Redbridge after his playing days ended.
He told the club’s website: “Academy Director Scott Fitzgerald, who I knew from my Wimbledon days, made me aware of the vacancy and it was an opportunity that really excited me.
“The young players are being given the chance to progress through to the first team at Millwall now, and there is a very promising group coming through at U15 and U16 levels, so I'm looking to help them take the next step towards the senior ranks. In the process I want to encourage them to be creative, play entertaining football and score goals.”