Date: 29th April 2015 at 7:27pm
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As earlier speculated the club have today announced Neil Harris as our permanent manager going into 2015-16 life in League One following the confirmation of our relegation from the Championship last night.

David Livermore has also been named as our permanent assistant manager.

Chairman John Berylson told the official site that Neil had done so well since he came in as caretaker gaffer in a very difficult situation and turned our form around meaning we almost pulled off the greatest of our recent escapes, he more than deserved the shot on a permanent basis and being our all time ever goalscorer hopefully some of that magic will rub off on his managerial stint now he has a full pre season and summer to work on things.

‘When Neil took over we were already in a very difficult position, and the fact that we came so close to taking the season to the last game says a great deal about the job that he and David have done over the past few weeks. I have been greatly impressed with the professionalism and attention to detail Neil has demonstrated since becoming manager and he has undoubtedly inspired the players to produce some performances of real character.’

With relegation confirmed after a five year stay, Berylson goes on to admit that it was obviously a ‘massive disappointment’ to everybody at the club as there was real hope we would kick on after last season’s late success and the strength to which we ended the season, but for whatever reason it just didn’t click well enough all season long.

As fans will know though, restructuring and planning for next season – albeit with the hope we’d be in the Championship – began last February under former manager Ian Holloway, and have already added a Head of Recruitment, Andrew Mills back in March, and he’s been working away in the background alongside Chopper to identify what we need going forward and that gives Berylson renewed hope for the new season.

‘Coupled with our flourishing Academy, which under Scott Fitzgerald has begun to produce good young players, there is a real sense of optimism going forward. I am fully commited to the future and know that our team is in the hands of men well versed in what it takes to make a successful Millwall side.’

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