NEIL Harris says he will be “a better manager next year” after leading Millwall to Wembley in his first full season in charge.
Harris took over from the sacked Ian Holloway at the end of last season before rebuilding the squad and then guiding the Lions to a fourth-place finish in League One after a poor start.
Millwall had the chance to gain promotion to the Championship, but lost 3-1 to Barnsley at Wembley on Sunday.
However, Harris is pleased with the progress made this season.
“I think we’re a proper Millwall team,” he said after Sunday’s defeat. “At the start of the season we had a lot of disappointments after a huge transition of players over the summer.
“We had a really slow start in the sense of being a Millwall team at The Den. They’ve grown into it, my players. We’ve built the foundations for a period of time to come. My players have put the pride back into the club after a difficult couple of years in the Championship.
“We had a really strong finish so there are loads of positives for us. I called it ‘success in progress’ in my programme notes. It has been, but (on Sunday) we fell short.
“I think myself, my staff, my players, we’ve learned along the journey and that’s one thing that won’t waver. I’ll keep learning and my players will be better next year and I’ll be a better manager next year.”
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