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Exclusive: Alan Dunne discusses Neil Harris’ Millwall exit and where next for former Lion

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Millwall remain on the search for a new manager after Neil Harris took the decision to step down from the club towards the end of last week.

A man that’ll go down as a legend of the Bermondsey club, many were shocked by his exit whilst several of his former players took to social media to underline their surprise and issue messages of thanks to the ex-Lions striker.

Indeed, that surprise was echoed by former Millwall player Alan Dunne, who we spoke to exclusively this week to get his thoughts on the current situation at the club.

First, we asked him whether he felt it was the right decision from Harris to make and this is what he told us:

“That’s a tough question and one Neil can only really answer probably. I was surprised considering where they are in the league and because I think they’ve got more than enough to stay in the Championship.”

Indeed, it’s their current position in the league and what they’ve got as a squad that left Dunne most surprised about Harris’ exit:

“I was surprised as Neil’s left the club in a position where they are established in the Championship but he’s left on a high with his dignity intact. It’s a difficult one for the club but only Neil can really answer whether that was the right decision or not.”

On an individual level, the question for Harris will be where next and, despite him set to have a break, Dunne is confident that he’ll soon want to get back amongst being in the dugout:

“It’s a tough job being a manager. It’s a 24-hour job and it does take its toll. I’m sure he’ll enjoy a break with his family but knowing Neil and most football people; we all live for the game and even a month off is a long time having been in football all of your career so he’ll be itching to get back.

“He’s got a good CV in terms of what he has done at the club with two promotions and making an FA Cup quarter-final so I don’t think he’ll struggle to find work. If something comes up that’s right for him and his family and he thinks he can progress a club then I think he’ll go for it – which club it’ll be I don’t know but with his CV he could get a very good club and help build them.”

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