Adam Barrett to take charge of Millwall's clash with Leeds after Neil Harris' departure

ADAM Barrett is to take charge of Millwall on Saturday for the visit of Leeds after the resignation of Neil Harris. 

The shock announcement of Harris' departure was made in an official statement on the Lions' website at 6.30pm on Thursday evening. Harris' assistant Dave Livermore has also stood down.

Harris' last game in charge was the 1-1 draw at Luton on Wednesday night. Club owner John Berylson was at Kenilworth Road.

Berylson said: "Firstly I would like to place on record my sincere gratitude to Neil for all of his hard work, commitment, determination and inarguable success as manager of this great football club.

"During his time in charge we have achieved so much and so many of his greatest moments as manager will live long in the memory of all Millwall fans fortunate to have seen and enjoyed them.

"Neil's achievements ensure that he is listed alongside some of the club's greatest-ever managers, furthering his legendary standing at Millwall.

"Alongside his coaching staff, Neil worked tirelessly to establish a culture both on and off the pitch which was befitting of the club's history and heritage and this has undoubtedly been achieved. He has laid tremendous foundations from which the club can continue to build on in the months and years ahead.

"Neil's name is synonymous with Millwall and he has always had the very best interests of the club at heart, managing with great pride, honour and integrity, and he departs with the best wishes of everyone connected with The Lions.

"Both Neil and David leave with their heads held high, forever friends of the club, and I wish them both every success in their future careers. They will always be welcome at The Den."

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John Kelly