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Cambridge United head coach Neil Harris praises Barry Corr and Kevin Betsy as David Livermore does not team up with former Millwall boss





New Cambridge United head coach Neil Harris has hailed ‘two really good coaches’ at the club in his first press conference as he entered the Abbey without his usual backroom staff set-up.

After the sacking of Mark Bonner and the appointment of the ex-Millwall and Cardiff City boss, the club confirmed that Barry Corr and Kevin Betsy will remain at United and form Neil Harris' backroom staff.

The new U’s head coach said: “It shows the core values of this place that they wanted me to come in and work with the current staff because they head-hunted them and believe in them.

Cambridge United new manager Neil Harris who takes over from Mark Bonner. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge United new manager Neil Harris who takes over from Mark Bonner. Picture: Keith Heppell

“Once we sat through it and discussed it, it was a decision I had to make, if I came on my own to work with these guys. I did my references and my research on two really good coaches.

“Barry I’ve known for quite a long time, playing with him at Southend many moons ago. I worked with Laurence Bloom within the sports science department for a long time at Millwall.

“Barry and Kevin are really good coaches. I’ve seen them on the grass this morning deliver really well. They’ll have different ideas to me which will be refreshing for me as well.

Cambridge United new manager Neil Harris who takes over from Mark Bonner. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge United new manager Neil Harris who takes over from Mark Bonner. Picture: Keith Heppell

“I’ve got good relationships with the people here already and if I felt like my attributes would not have suited them, I would not have come here. But I feel like I’ve inherited really good people and talented staff.”

David Livermore has been assistant to Harris everywhere the 46-year-old has been in his managerial career so far and described not working with him as ‘foreign’.

“We’re not getting up and driving to work together, but that’s the beauty of life,” said Harris.

“You have to have different challenges and it might be really refreshing for us both to have a slight change.

Cambridge United new manager Neil Harris who takes over from Mark Bonner. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge United new manager Neil Harris who takes over from Mark Bonner. Picture: Keith Heppell

“Our relationship is strong and very, very close as friends and families so working together with David in the future is something that will be considered by both of us.”



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