, Millwall among Championship clubs eyeing 37-year-old manager, report claims

Millwall among Championship clubs eyeing 37-year-old manager, report claims

Millwall are among the Championship clubs to have taken an interest in Hearts boss Steven Naismith, according to Football Insider.

Millwall recently named Neil Harris as their new boss, bringing him back to the club following a poor stint under the guide of Joe Edwards. The latter struggled to impress in his first senior management role and ultimately departed with the club in a perilous position in the relegation fight.

Since Harris’ return though, the Lions have won twice in two Championship games. The job is far from done, with only a point separating the South Londoners in 18th and the relegation zone.

Harris is under contract until 2025, but it seems the club are still taking an interest in the managerial market.

According to Football Insider, Millwall are among the Championship clubs to have been alerted by Steven Naismith’s work with Scottish Premiership side Hearts. He’s caught the eye in his first managerial role, getting his side to 3rd in the table while maintaining a position in Steve Clarke’s Scotland setup.

Second-tier sides considering summer managerial changes have taken an interest in the 37-year-old as a result, and Millwall are one of those interested.

Looking to the future?

Millwall have only recently made a change in manager, but interest in Naismith would suggest they’re planning for another switch further down the line. Harris is under contract beyond this season, though time will tell just how long he remains at the helm.

Having made such a positive impact upon his return, many would argue a continuation of this form would warrant a more long-term agreement. Nonetheless, with survival the priority as it stands, it makes sense for the Lions to have other potential targets on the radar for the future.

, Millwall among Championship clubs eyeing 37-year-old manager, report claims
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Given Naismith’s impressive work in Scotland, it’s not a surprise that Millwall and other Championship clubs are taking note. From the Lions’ perspective, if they can survive this season, they’ll be looking to push back up the Championship table in the campaigns to come.

Perhaps they view Naismith as a manager who could do just that.

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