Millwall's Harris has 'huge respect' for Ipswich boss

NEIL Harris praised Mick McCarthy as “a great football man” ahead of Millwall’s clash with Ipswich at Portman Road on Monday.

The Tractor Boys have just four more games at home under McCarthy, after it was announced last week the former Lions boss would leave at the end of the season after almost six years in charge.

McCarthy was in charge of Millwall between 1992 and 1996, leaving to take over as the Republic of Ireland manager two years before Harris made his Lions debut.

Ipswich are 13th in the Championship table with no chance of being promoted or relegated. Harris’ Millwall will be looking for the win in East Anglia that could take them into the top six.

Harris has huge admiration for his opponent on Monday.

“I’ve been to Ipswich three times this year and I’ve seen Mick working tirelessly to get it right,” Harris said.

“He is a great football man, I’ve got huge amount of respect for him and what he has achieved in the game playing, coaching and managing.

“I really look forward to standing alongside him on Monday in the dugout.

“I see Mick at games and if I can get a coffee with him, brilliant. He’s got those words of wisdom and knowledge and listening to his opinion on things is important.

“But the focus for us is all about what happens on the football pitch and us trying to get three more points.”

Image: Millwall FC 

John Kelly