Leeds fans react to Harris quitting Millwall
Neil Harris quit as manager of Millwall on Thursday after four-and-a-half years in charge of the club, and Leeds fans are torn on whether it’s good news for them or not.
His assistant David Livermore has also left The Den, which means coach Adam Barrett is set to take charge of the club when they host league-leaders Leeds on Saturday.
In a statement on the Millwall website, chairman John Berylson said: “Firstly I would like to place on record my sincere gratitude to Neil for all of his hard work, commitment, determination and inarguable success as manager of this great football club.
“Neil’s achievements ensure that he is listed alongside some of the club’s greatest-ever managers, furthering his legendary standing at Millwall.”
He leaves the club in 18th position and five points above the drop zone. Last season, Millwall finished just one place and four points above the relegation spots.
On the face of it, you’d think this would be a positive for Leeds. There’s no suggestion of unrest or discontent at the club and Harris seemed to be a popular figure at the club, although the fans did vocalise some criticism after the 1-1 draw with Luton in midweek, Harris’ last game in charge.
He’s the club’s all-time leading goal-scorer and led them to two FA Cup Quarter Finals.
However, some Leeds fans aren’t so sure that it will hand them a significant advantage on Saturday, with one fan citing a bounce with players playing for their places.
Other fans registered their surprise at the timing of his resignation, just before their “cup final”, with one supporter saying they always turn up against Leeds.
— The Pudsey One (@nigelbarker1971) October 4, 2019
— Micky Love (@micktaker) October 3, 2019
Neil Harris resigning 2 days before their World Cup final in a game they always show up is absolutely bizarre 🤔 #lufc
— ⚽️ Kevin Power 🎯 (@kevinpower93) October 3, 2019
Neil Harris has just left Millwall 😯 Massive bonus for us that is #lufc
— Danny (@dannybubz) October 3, 2019
Harris quits as Millwall manager 2 days before we play them. Cant make my mind up whether it's a good thing or a bad thing. Our record in London is shit to start with. #lufc
— Paul Powell (@Paulp695) October 3, 2019