Claridge goes at Millwall

Last updated : 27 July 2005 By Tony Scholes

Claridge was the right man for the job back in June but nothing stays the same at Millwall these days and since they last took to the field for a league game, against the Clarets back in May, there have now been two changes of chairman and two changes of manager.

They now have two former chairmen on the board, but no one in charge, and now Mr Obnoxious himself has been sacked without even taking charge of the side in a competitive fixture. They haven’t messed about this time though and have already got their new man with Colin Lee taking over as from today.

A statement from the leaderless board of directors at the Den read today, “The board believe that it was in the best interests of the club that this move was made quickly prior to the beginning of the season.”

Lee had a short time as manager of Watford in 1990 but from 1998 to 2004 was in charge of Wolves, Torquay and Walsall and just over a year ago threw his name into the ring for the second time when the Burnley job was vacant.

He’s done well to get this job, especially as just 36 days ago Steve Claridge was THE man and always the number one candidate.

Meanwhile there are suggestions that John Oster, released by the Clarets at the end of last season, is training with Millwall.