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Cambridge United head coach Neil Harris returns to former club Millwall after just 14 games in charge at the Abbey Stadium

Cambridge United have announced the departure of head coach Neil Harris just 14 games into his tenure.

Speculation has been rife throughout the day that Harris was keen to return to his former club Millwall, who this afternoon announced that they had parted company with boss Joe Edwards.

And those reports have now been confirmed with the EFL Championship club – for whom Harris is their all-time leading goalscorer – reaching an agreement with the U’s regarding compensation to release the 46-year-old from his contract at the Cledara Abbey Stadium.

Neil Harris has left Cambridge United. Picture: Simon Lankester
Neil Harris has left Cambridge United. Picture: Simon Lankester

Harris leaves having overseen five victories and with United sitting 17th in the Sky Bet League One table, six points above the relegation zone after last night’s 2-1 defeat to Bolton Wanderers.

A United statement read: “Neil Harris has today left his role as head coach of Cambridge United to join Championship side Millwall following an official approach this morning and contractual compensation being paid.”

The club also confirmed that assistant head coach Barry Corr, supported by fellow coach Kevin Betsy, will take charge of Saturday lunchtime’s crunch derby at home against Peterborough United.

Corr and Betsy were also in interim control of the first team earlier this season following the departure of Mark Bonner and oversaw a 4-0 win against Fleetwood Town in the second round of the Emirates FA Cup.

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