BY RICHARD CAWLEY
firstname.lastname@example.org Byron Webster has given Neil Harris a big stamp of approval as a manager – and reckons Millwall could not have a better man at the helm.
The experienced defender, 31, joined Scunthorpe United last week.
And Webster has opened his heart exclusively to the South London Press about his Den exit.
“I spoke to the manager after I left and he said: ‘It is Chopper now’. But it will never be Chopper – I’ll always call him gaffer,” admitted Webster.
“The respect I have for him is top-drawer. I can’t thank him enough. When it didn’t work out with Ian Holloway I went back on loan to Yeovil. When I came back there were no grey areas [with Harris] – he said: ‘You’re staying’.
“He tells you it how it is – whether you like it or not. Don’t get me wrong, we had some run-ins. But the good thing is he knows it is not personal – it is to get the best out of an individual to benefit the team.
“The word legend gets thrown about a bit too easily, but he is a legend – in the club’s eyes and in the players’ eyes.
“It is little personal things. If we had been playing Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday-
Tuesday and then it settles down to one game a week he will let the northern boys go home for an extra day.
“It sounds a little thing, but he made sure you had time with your family. If you do well for him then he will do well for you.
“The club, in his hands, has no problem at all. I know results haven’t been going well until recently but he is one person who has Millwall in his heart. He’ll do anything for the club.”