Hi everyone, this is just a quick post to address the latest news and give you all an update.
As you may have read, I have voiced my interest in the Millwall job and have formally registered that with the club.
It is no secret that Millwall are close to my heart and I have continued to follow them ever since I first left to sign for Man Utd in 1975. You only get one first love, they say, and that for me is Millwall – having been given my footballing education there, I feel Millwall through and through and over the last few months I have observed the situation with keener interest than I had before.
It was pre-season when Steve Lomas took over from Kenny Jackett and I said at the time I was concerned about his background; I was asked a couple of times if I was going to apply soon after Kenny left but I wasn’t completely sure, and the Millwall job is not one anyone can do if they’re not fully committed. I observed as Steve struggled but hoped he would come good; however, it’s clear now that the club have decided they have to continue without him.
I know people will ask “why now” and “why do I think I’m the right man”. Some may not even take me serious – but let me assure you that I am. I have seen the rumours about the other potential candidates. It is not my position to speak about those others, only for myself, and I believe I have the knowledge and experience to help Millwall face a brighter future. In my opinion people think that because you’re out of the game, you’re dead! People say I must be joking – but why? I know what it takes to do the job and fully believe in my ability and feel I’ve got great ideas to move the club forward.
The overwhelming thought that has come from the situation is that I would welcome the opportunity to discuss a return to Millwall in other capacities too, in anyway that the club and I might possibly agree a way forward where I feel I can contribute to restoring some of the pride that I know all Millwall fans want from their team.
My website is not the platform to air thoughts on how we can do that together, but I wanted to share a short statement to give an indication on where I stand.
In closing I just want to take the chance to wish all of the readers of my website a happy new year and all the best for 2014. One way or another, you’ll be hearing from me!