Millwall boss praises Ambler as Kavanagh set for role

NEIL Harris didn’t comment on the club's prospective new chief executive Steve Kavanagh when asked about him after Millwall’s 1-1 draw with Bradford on Saturday afternoon.

Kavanagh is set to replace Andy Ambler (above with Alan Dunne), who has been appointed the FA’s head of professional game relations.

Kavanagh is a chartered accountant who has been the chief executive of Southend since October 2012. Before that he spent almost 11 years with Charlton Athletic, where he was director of finance and chief executive.

Harris and Kavanagh’s career paths at Southend overlapped in Harris’s last season as a professional footballer, but the Millwall boss preferred to speak about the outgoing chief executive.

Harris said: “I can talk about Andy Ambler, because that’s what I really know.

“Andy has resigned to take up a position with the FA and I’d like to go on record to say to him, ‘Thank you’.

“He’s been brilliant for me, he’s been a rock, he’s been solid. He’s a good source of opinion on all things managerial and I’m certainly going to miss him.

“But we’ll have a new person coming in, when it’s made official, and I look forward to having a good working relationship with somebody.”

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John Kelly