Gary Rowett has been appointed as the new manager of Millwall (via millwallfc.co.uk).
The 45-year-old becomes the permanent successor to Neil Harris, who resigned from his position earlier in October (via BBC Sport).
He will not be officially in charge of the team for their game against Cardiff City, with caretaker Adam Barrett set to oversee the fixture at the Den. Rowett’s first game in the dugout is set to be on Saturday when the Lions take on his former club Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium.
Millwall are currently 17th in the Championship table, with just five points between them and the relegation zone (BBC Sport).
It would be fair to say that Rowett has a very solid record at Championship level. Indeed, he has won 71 and drawn 61 matches in the second tier from the 180 he has taken charge of (via Transfermarkt).
His best season arguably came whilst he was in charge of Derby County, as he guided the Rams into the play-offs before ultimately losing in the semi-finals to Fulham (BBC Sport).
Millwall fans seem to be happy with Rowett becoming the new manager, with most suggesting that he will be a solid appointment for the London club.
Here is how some supporters reacted to his appointment on Twitter…
Although we knew that it was happening I’m pleased we’ve finally announced him. Hopefully do a good job and provide some defensive stability to the team. Good luck gaffer and welcome to The Den
— Ben Kellaway (@benkell1983) October 21, 2019
Solid appointment 💪🏼
— Paul Glassborow (@Paul_Glassborow) October 21, 2019
Superb appointment. Absolutely buzzing about this !! Welcome Gary !!
— Michael Williams (@Mickyblue1828) October 21, 2019
— DarthAlcoholic (@DarthAlcoholic) October 21, 2019
the best we could of hoped for? Hopefully settles in quickly! Come on you lions
— Dean grace (@drivergrace) October 21, 2019
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— Alfie Bates (@ABates__) October 21, 2019