Millwall have confirmed the appointment of Neil Harris as manager on a permanent basis with David Livermore as his assistant.

The club’s all-time record goalscorer stepped in following the departure of Ian Holloway in March.

Since his appointment the team have been relegated but have shown more resilience and fighting spirit.

Millwall chairman John Berylson said: “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.

“After five seasons in the Championship, relegation is undoubtedly a massive disappointment to us all. However, we started re-structuring back in February with the addition of a head of recruitment.

“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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