Neil Harris has been named as Millwall’s new boss less than 24 hours after taking charge of Cambridge in their 2-1 defeat against Wanderers.

Harris succeeds Joe Edwards, who was sacked earlier today following a poor run of results in the Championship.

The Lions currently find themselves in 21st place, only a point above the drop zone heading into the business end of the campaign.

Harris had a successful spell at Millwall during his playing career and also managed the London club between 2015 and 2019.

Chairman James Berylson told the club website: “I’d like to start by thanking Neil for taking on this challenge, which is one I know he is very excited and enthusiastic about.

“Neil knows this club as well as anybody and understands exactly what it takes to be successful here.

“We are in a difficult moment, but he and Dave have jumped at this opportunity and that says a lot about their affection for Millwall and their fierce drive and determination to help improve performances and results.

“I look forward to working closely with Neil and Dave (Livermore), and continuing to do so with Adam (Barrett), and promise them all our total support for the weeks and months ahead.”

Harris will be in charge this weekend when Millwall head to St Mary’s to take on promotion hopefuls Southampton.

Director of football operations Alex Aldridge added: “In welcoming Neil back to the club, we have secured the services of a man who has Millwall in his heart and who will give his absolute all every minute of every day. 

“He’s been away and grown his experience but his principles and values remain the same. It’s all about togetherness, unity, hard work and professionalism.

“He and Dave are excited by this opportunity and along with Adam are relishing the challenge of picking up vital points.”