Talk about making a late substitution.
Plans were thrown up in the air somewhat ahead of this week’s game, although thankfully this might turn out to work in our favour.
Millwall boss Neil Harris stepped down from his role at the New Den last night. Whilst it’s unclear as to why he felt the need to leave, he has certainly left the Lions in not the best of states. Winless since the middle of August and currently 18th in the table, perhaps it was a case of him jumping before he was pushed, although that’s just my guess.
So how did Leeds fans react when they saw the news? Well I think it’s fair to say they took it all in a good-spirited way, with many of them thinking he was ‘scared’ of having to come to Elland Road. Given his history when it comes to Leeds United, it wouldn’t surprise me if that did play a factor in his decision.
That scared of Leeds hes quit!
— lufcmat (@Mathew1982) October 3, 2019
Yep he was afraid very afraid…
— paul horsbrough (@PHorsbrough) October 3, 2019
— Stephen Nichols ???????? (@Stephen_LUFC) October 3, 2019
Neil Harris doing the smart thing and quitting before Bielsa gets him sacked #lufc
— LUFC OZZY (@AdamOzzy) October 3, 2019
Mr Millwall through and through Neil Harris has resigned right before their cup final on Saturday ???????????? #lufc
— Kirsty Stanley (@stanners_1982) October 3, 2019
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) October 3, 2019
As a Leeds fan I love this but that's only a measure of how difficult it has been to beat Harris's teams.
Always seemed a good manager for you in the league and cup.
— Will (@1resonnance) October 4, 2019
Neil Harris when Leeds are about to come to town… pic.twitter.com/nOKyfNR27H
— Matthew Keegans-Wood (@keegans_wood) October 3, 2019
Now, I suppose the only question is whether or not Millwall be able to get a taste of the ‘new manager bounce’ tomorrow, or if the change will come too late in the week for it to even make a difference.