Millwall boss Gary Rowett gives his verdict on Neil Harris taking Cardiff City job


Milwall boss Gary Rowett is pleased to see Neil Harris make a quick return to management.

Cardiff City appointed the former Lions chief on a three-year contract over last weekend and he takes charge for the first time in Saturday’s match at Charlton Athletic.

Harris quit as Millwall boss at the start of October with Rowett succeeding him in the Den hotseat.

But seven weeks later and Harris is back in a Championship job, the Welsh club parting company with Neil Warnock last week.

Rowett said: “It’s probably unusual circumstances. Sometimes when you’ve had a really poor end to a regime and get sacked then you probably feel ‘I need a little more time just to recover, recuperate and re-evaluate’.

“But for Neil, I’m sure his first time being out of work – I know it was by his choice to a certain degree – probably means two or three weeks and he’s probably sat at home thinking ‘I’m desperate to get back in there’.

“It’s a really good opportunity. It’s a club that has recently been relegated, which brings its own challenges. But it’s a job that if you’re offered it, like Neil, it’s a difficult one to turn down.

“I wish him good luck. I spoke to him over the last week – just to wish him good luck.

“He’s helped me a little bit here with some of the players, in terms of understanding of the group.

“I’m sure he and David [Livermore, assistant manager] will go there and do a really good job. It’s good to see them back in.

“He’s a good guy and you want to see good guys back in work and not out for too long.”

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