5 leading candidates for Millwall manager's job


1. Neil Harris
The Lions legend is in temporary charge of the club. Unlike Steve Lomas, Harris is Millwall through and through, brought back to the club by the sacked Scot to bolster his credentials with fans. Den legend Harris is the club's record goalscorer. He's ruled himself out but a good run as caretaker could make the appointment irresistible.

2. Dennis Wise
The former manager indicated that he wanted to take over from Kenny Jackett in the summer. He took the club to the FA Cup under the Theo Paphitis reign in the mid-2000s. Would be a divisive but headline-grabbing choice.

3. Russell Slade
Slade is currently working wonders at nearby Leyton Orient who are top of League One. He's never been a professional footballer but has seen some success at lower league appointments before a blistering year at the Os. Chairman Barry Hearn will fight hard to keep his man and why would he want to miss out on the promotion hoop-la?

4. Gary Megson
The former West Brom and Bolton boss is a familiar name when vacancies like this arise. He has a track record of winning promotion and has been out of work since he was sacked by Sheffield Wednesday in February 2012. A safe but uninspiring choice - but the club has indicated it is looking for experience.

5. Neil Warnock
Just before Christmas, the jobless Warnock, 65, said he was looking forward to his first "guilt-free" festive since since he started his pro football career at 17. But the former Leeds boss indicated he was ready to return to management with his "scrapping to keep 'em up" fire undimmed. Linked briefly to Sheffield Wednesday job. Not always popular, but always respected.

And 5 warming up on the bench:
Michael Appleton, Ian Holloway, Iain Dowie, Markus Babbel, Tony Mowbray

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