Some Millwall supporters have taken to Twitter to call on the club to hire former Derby County manager Gary Rowett following his recent comments quoted by Football.London.
Millwall are on the lookout for a new manager following Neil Harris’s resignation.
Rowett was asked about the job while commentating on Birmingham City’s 2-1 victory over Middlesbrough on Friday night. He replied, quoted by Football.London.
When a job comes up, that’s got a very strong fan base and a really good tradition about the club, loads of people are going to be interested. I’m good friend with Neil (Harris) so I don’t want to be disrespectful. You’ve asked me this eight times already this season so I’m going to look at little bit desperate if I keep saying yes!
Some Millwall fans reacted well and now call on the Lions to appoint him.
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Would Gary Rowett be a good option for Millwall?
Rowett has plenty of Championship experience. He was doing a decent job at Birmingham, before the Blues owners decided to replace him with Gianfranco Zola.
Derby then appointed him following Steve McClaren’s second spell. Rowett, a former Rams fullback, guided the club to the playoffs – losing out to Fulham in the semi-finals.
While Rowett’s football wasn’t too popular, most Derby supporters recognised his ability to win games. That season, Derby kept an impressive 18 clean sheets.
But Rowett quickly became enemy number one at Pride Park as he ditched the Rams to join Championship rivals Stoke City in the summer of 2018.
The unemployed boss has since cited regret at leaving Derby for the Potters. However, that may be in hindsight as he lasted just seven months at the Bet365 Stadium.
Millwall aren’t as big as Derby. Surely, any move to the Den will be a route back for Rowett and Lions fans should be wary of him later leaving them for the next best available opportunity.