Millwall Make Important Managerial Decision

Millwall are hoping to persuade Yokohama Mariners manager Kevin Muscat to take over the reins at the Den, according to journalist Alan Nixon.

The Championship side are on the lookout for a new head coach after Gary Rowett stepped down from his role after four years earlier this month. Yesterday’s 2-2 draw with Watford was their third tie in four games, with Adam Barrett running the team on an interim basis whilst the managerial search continues.

A number of names have been linked to the position at the London-based club, including Michael Beale, Nathan Jones and Neil Warnock. The latter is expected to take over for a third time at Queens Park Rangers after Gareth Ainsworth was dismissed last night.

According to Nixon though, Muscat is the preferred option at this stage and they hope to hold talks with their former player throughout this week. It is claimed that he may take some persuading though, having recently been handed a new deal at the Japanese club.

Muscat has caught the eye of several clubs recently and was touted as a possible contender to take over at Rangers after Beale departed the Scottish giants at the beginning of the month. Ironically, Nixon states that Beale is also a candidate and has spoken to Millwall, but the former Australian international is their first choice.

This is a situation that could gather pace this week, with QPR also looking at similar options to their league and city rivals.

Writer’s View

With so many clubs opting to make managerial changes over the past few weeks, Millwall cannot afford to delay their decision any longer if they want to secure one of their first choices. Muscat is someone who is admired by many clubs in and around the Championship and, should he decide he wants to return to England, will be snapped up.

There are previous links between the two parties, with the 50-year-old having spent two years at the club as a player between 2003 and 2005, and the Lions will be hoping to take advantage of that relationship.

 

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