Jed Wallace looks forward to 'learning new ideas' and 'different styles' under next Millwall boss

JED Wallace is looking forward to “learning new ideas” and “trying to improve” under the next manager of Millwall.

Wallace admits he will be intrigued to see who the new Lions boss will be after the resignation of Neil Harris and his assistant David Livermore last Thursday.

Millwall hope to have a new manager in place before the trip to Brentford after the international break.

Harris brought Wallace to Millwall on a permanent deal from Wolves.

“I can’t thank him enough, but we move on now and I’m looking forward,” Wallace said. “The flip-side of it is learning new ideas and trying to improve as a player, someone else trying to improve me as a player, and as a group we need to push on because the football club goes on.

“We do talk to each other about it. We have a couple of days off and I’ll be like you guys, looking on Twitter and seeing whose name is in the frame, whose name is not in the frame. I’d imagine the club will speak to a couple of the senior lads in the dressing room, see where it’s at.

“I’ve been here four years now and it’s such a settled club, we’ve had so much success in that time.

“It’s a bit of a transition, really. Whereas I was at Wolves before and it was a little bit more up and down.

“It’s a new experience for me, and also I’m looking forward to learning new things, different styles of play, different ways.

“I think the manager has felt like he had done such a good job and we’d gone as far as we could, maybe he felt like it was time for the club to have a new challenge.

“The chairman had a good chat with us and said the manager has left an unbelievable group of players, which he has. He’s left it in a great spot so hopefully someone will come in and look at the squad we’ve got and push us on.”

Wallace scored a penalty in the 2-1 win over 10-man Leeds on Saturday. He explained what the new boss will have to be aware of.

Wallace continued: “The Millwall way is winning games. When we beat Sheffield Wednesday and we had about five per cent possession the Millwall fans walked away and went down the pub to have a beer and they were buzzing, the same as I am tonight because we’ve won.

“If we had 85 per cent possession today and lost 1-0 I’m going to be gutted. We got battered with 10 men, possession-wise, but won the game and I’m buzzing. The Millwall way is winning games of football, that’s the way it is.

“You’ve seen that over the years with the iconic players that have been at this football club, they’re hard characters that want to win. We’ve got many of them in the changing room. However we play it’s about getting over the finish line.

“A lot of clubs believe in the process: you can lose games playing the right way. This isn’t that sort of club. The fanbase demand that you’re front-foot, win tackles, score goals. That’s what we do, we’ve got an honest group of lads."

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John Kelly