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Gibbs is a 'fantastic' coach, says Holloway

18 December 2014

Boss Ollie has his say on Millwall's new first team coach

Millwall manager Ian Holloway says he is delighted to have added new first team coach Nigel Gibbs to his backroom staff.

Nigel arrives at The Den with a wealth of experience having previously held coaching positions at Reading, Leeds and Watford, where he also enjoyed a stellar 19-year playing career. 

The 49-year-old began work at Calmont Road earlier this week and will support assistant manager March Bircham and boss Ollie with the senior squad.

"Gibbo is someone I have known for many years," Ollie told millwallfc.co.uk

"He is a genuine fella who is a fantastic coach and we're delighted that he has joined us. Gibbo has got so much experience in the game and brings an added calmness to the place.

"For me it is just about sharpening up a few things in our game and I think Gibbo will help us do that. He has come in to help Birch on the training ground and I've been telling him my ideas. If you add that to the massive amount that he already knows then we can hopefully develop.

"How many different voices do you need on the training ground? I don't think it's two, I think it's three, so we have waited for the right person and Gibbo is the man. He is loyal, straight and honest."

Ollie added: "There is no reason why this couldn't be a long-term relationship. I wanted Gibbo to really understand what we're looking to create here and he does.

"He knows that I needed his help to do it, from the first team right the way through the U21s, the U18s and the Academy. That really floated his boat and I'm thoroughly enjoying working with him."

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