Millwall boss Neil Harris admits it was ‘nice’ to be linked with the Huddersfield Town job

Neil Harris manager of Millwall looks on prior to the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Millwall and Fulham at The Den on September 25, 2018 in London, England.

Millwall’s Neil Harris was a potential candidate for the vacant Huddersfield Town job.

Neil Harris, manager of Millwall looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Wolverhampton at The Den on December 26, 2017 in London, England.

Millwall manager Neil Harris says it was nice to be linked with the vacant Huddersfield Town job but admitted there was no contact prior to Danny Cowley getting the job, South London Press report.

“Speculation like that is nice in football but there has been no contact between the clubs. I have got my full focus on Blackburn at the weekend,” Harris explained.

Huddersfield were on the lookout for a new manager after parting ways with Jan Siewert following a disappointing start to their Championship campaign.

 

Harris wouldn’t have been at top of the list for most Huddersfield supporters, but that doesn’t take away from the excellent job he has done at Millwall since taking over the role from Ian Holloway in 2015.

The former striker guided Millwall back to the Championship via the League One playoffs in his second full season in charge, having previously missed out the year before after a playoff final defeat to Barnsley.

Harris has since preserved Millwall’s status in the Championship, with a top 10 finish in 2017-18. The 42-year-old has also taken the Lions to an FA Cup quarter-final during his time in charge.

Neil Harris manager of Millwall looks on prior to the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Millwall and Plymouth Argyle at The Den on August 29, 2018 in London, England.

Huddersfield ultimately went on to appoint Danny Cowley from Lincoln City. It’s a big step up for the 40-year-old, but he arrives at the Terriers with an impressive reputation for getting results.

Millwall will be glad Harris is still at the helm, but it may not be long before he gets linked with another bigger club should he carry on with his fine job in south London.

Neil Warnock, Manager of Cardiff City speaks to Neil Harris, manager of Millwall prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Cardiff Cityat The Den on February 9, 2018 in...

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