Millwall sack Lomas after Watford defeat

By Rob Virtue on December 26, 2013 6:55 PM |

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Steve Lomas has been sacked as manager of Millwall after three straight defeats left the club in 20th position in the Championship.

He had been under pressure after a poor start to his first season at the club since joining from St Johnstone in the summer.

The former West Ham star was a shock appointment and struggled to win over the fans.

Last week's defeat against Middlesbrough saw The Den turn against him while there were also rumours of dressing room unrest.

After the 4-0 defeat to Watford in their Boxing Day game the club terminated his contract.

Lions CEO Andy Ambler told the club's website: "We are very disappointed that it hasn't worked out for Steve. He has been thoroughly professional in his approach to the job during his short period with the club and remains a very promising young manager.

"However, the board feels that it is in the best interests of Millwall that we make the change at this time and the search for a successor to Steve begins immediately. We thank Steve for his efforts and wish him the very best for the future."

Neil Harris and Scott FItzgerald have been put in temporary charge of the side.

Harris has been installed as the early favourite for the permanent job, followed by former Watford boss Gianfranco Zola and former Millwall manager Dennis Wise.

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