Gillingham have appointed former Millwall and Cardiff City boss Neil Harris as their new manager.
The Gills have been searching for a new boss since Steve Evans earlier this year with the club third-from-bottom of League One. Since then the club have fallen to the bottom of the table.
Gillingham had offered the job to Bromley manager Andy Woodman, but he turned down the role to remain at the non-league side. Bet that was a bit awkward!
Harris and new assistant David Livermore have agreed two-and-a-half-year deals at Kent’s only Football League club.
Club Chairman Paul Scally said “It has been a difficult task over the past few weeks, interviewing and selecting the right candidate. But I am delighted that with Neil’s experience, his knowledge and passion of this football club, and his desire to take the club on a new journey, that today is the start of a new tomorrow”.
Harris joins a club that have not won a match in any competition since 19th October 2021
Harris took charge of the team for his first match last night for the home match against Crewe Alexandra. In what was a boost for the team, they managed to win the game 1-0.
The win takes Gillingham to second from bottom in the league.
The Chairman added “It won’t be an immediate fix but Neil will change the world for the better as quickly as possible. The work starts immediately.” That’s big words for Mr Harris to live up to!