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Evening Standard
Evening Standard
Simon Collings

Millwall won't rush into new manager appointment as early bookies' favourites named

Millwall will not rush to appoint a new manager, after parting ways with Gary Rowett.

Rowett had been with the Lions for four years, guiding them to top-half finishes in each of those seasons but failing to make the play-offs.

Millwall have made a mixed start to this season and are currently 15th in the Championship.

There was a feeling between Millwall and Rowett that their journey had run its course and they mutually agreed to part ways following talks.

Assistant manager Adam Barrett will take charge of the team for Saturday’s game at Preston, but the search for Rowett’s successor is under way, and Millwall have already been contacted by interested applicants.

Former Lions midfielder Kevin Muscat is the current bookmakers’ favourite. He guided Yokohama F. Marinos to the title in the Japanese top flight last season after succeeding Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou.

Muscat, who captained Millwall to the FA Cup final in 2004, was interviewed for the Rangers job earlier this month, but missed out to Philippe Clement.

John Eustace is also an early frontrunner, after being sacked by Birmingham earlier this month.

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