Millwall have received no approach from Southend United to speak to their first team development coach Adam Barrett, as per a report by the Echo News.

The Shrimpers are in the hunt for a new manager to replace Kevin Bond, who was sacked after a poor start to the season in League One.

Barrett, who is 39 years-old, is the early favourite for the vacant position. He played over 350 games for Southend as a player during two separate spells at the club and also supported them as a boy.

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He hung up his boots in February 2017 and has since worked in the Championship with Millwall.

Barrett started his career with spells at Leyton Orient, Plymouth Argyle, Mansfield Town and Bristol Rovers before first joining Southend in 2004. He spent six seasons with the Shrimpers during his first spell there and played for them in League Two, League One and the Championship.

Crystal Palace swooped to sign him in 2010 but Barrett struggled to nail down a regular starting spot at Selhurst Park and later moved onto have stints with Gillingham, AFC Bournemouth and AFC Wimbledon.
Barrett then moved back to Southend to end his playing days and played a key part in their promotion to the third tier in 2015.
He remains the favourite for the Shrimpers job at the moment but with no approach made thus far, could the third tier side have their eye on someone more experienced?

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