Neil Harris set for Millwall return – as Lions opt to part company with former Chelsea and Everton coach Joe Edwards

Millwall are set to appoint Neil Harris as their head coach – with the Den legend tasked with keeping the South London club in the Championship.

The Lions will part company with Joe Edwards today with the former Chelsea and Everton coach lasting just 19 matches in the hotseat.

Millwall need to agree a compensation package with Cambridge United for Harris, who took charge of their 3-2 defeat to Bolton Wanderers last night.

The 46-year-old will bring David Livermore in as his assistant with Adam Barrett also remaining on the coaching staff. Andy Myers looks set to follow Edwards out of the door.

Millwall are winless in seven league matches – six of those losses – and head to Southampton on Saturday just one place and one point above the Championship relegation zone.

Harris’ first permanent spell as boss also saw him take on a Lions side embroiled in a scrap for survival but was not appointed until March, and by then, the club were already eight points adrift of safety after the disastrous reign of Ian Holloway.

Harris went on to quickly rebuild the squad in the third tier and although they lost in the play-off final the following campaign – losing to Barnsley at Wembley – they went up via that route the next time around as Steve Morison’s goal ensured victory over Bradford City.

So many of the signings made during Harris’ tenure have been the bedrock for Millwall stabilising in the Championship – although Jed Wallace has moved on there still remain the likes of Jake Cooper, Murray Wallace, Tom Bradshaw and Ryan Leonard.

Harris stepped down from his role as Millwall boss in October 2019 after a 1-1 draw at Luton. He took charge of 245 times across all competitions before leaving The Den.

The 46-year-old is set to pen an 18-month deal with the South Londoners.

Harris was sacked by League Two side Gillingham in October and then landed a job with Cambridge in League One.

He has taken the U’s up to 17th in the table after picking up 18 points from his 14 games in charge at The Abbey Stadium.

The former Nottingham Forest and Southend striker will be Millwall’s third permanent boss of the season, with Gary Rowett departing in October for Edwards to come in.

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