Mick Harford arrived at The Den in the summer of 2013 as assistant to then new manager Steve Lomas, before taking over as the club’s Head of Scouting.
Despite advances from Newcastle United, Harford took the role in what is his second stint at Millwall following a spell as a coach towards the end of the 2005/6 season.
Sunderland-born Harford, a striker, began his playing career at Lincoln City in 1977 and was prolific for three years before joining Newcastle. He remained with The Magpies for just over 18 months, however, before finding himself on the move once more, this time to Bristol City.
A spell at Birmingham followed before Harford joined Luton where he enjoyed his greatest success as a player, scoring 81 times in 186 games, ahead of a move to Derby County in January 1990.
But he was back at Luton a year later, before further moves to Chelsea, Sunderland, Coventry and, lastly, Wimbledon, where he made the move into coaching.
Following their relegation to Division Three, Harford rejoined Luton once more, and, alongside Joe Kinnear, helped them to promotion in 2001/2.
Since then, Harford has managed Rotherham United, was caretaker boss at QPR in 2007 and again in 2010, took charge of Luton between 2008 and 2009, and spent time as Karl Robinson’s assistant at MK Dons.