Harris insists he was never in the running for the Huddersfield job
Posted on September 27, 2019
Millwall manager Neil Harris has said that he was never in the running to take over as the Huddersfield Town head coach. The Lions boss was regarded as one of the favourites to succeed the sacked Jan Siewert at the Terriers before Danny Crowley took up the role following a successful three-year stint with Lincoln City.
Speaking in a press conference, Harris acknowledged that the situation was bizarre after he was placed at the top of the odds lists. He added that there was nothing in terms of him joining Huddersfield and stated that Crowley and his brother Nicky deserve the opportunity after excelling in the lower leagues, he told: “That was bizarre. The first I knew about it I was sitting in the back of a taxi in London. There was nothing in it. Danny Cowley has taken the job and good luck to him and Nicky, they deserve the opportunity at that level.”
Millwall had an impressive conclusion to the 2017/18 season under Harris where they nearly qualified for the play-offs. However, the Lions could not replicate the success during the course of the previous campaign and they were ultimately in a relegation battle before staying clear off the dreaded drop.
In the current campaign, there have started with plenty of optimism with nine points accumulated from the opening six matches and this sees them just one point off the top six. Following the international break, the south London outfit are scheduled to face Blackburn Rovers on the road and Harris will be hoping for a better away display.
Millwall have struggled with the form on their travels over the past year and they don’t have the best of records against Blackburn either. The Capital outfit have accumulated just three points from the previous seven meetings against the Rovers.