Gary Rowett’s first game in charge will be Saturday at home to his former club Stoke City

Championship club Millwall have named Gary Rowett as their new manager.

The 45-year-old former Burton Albion, Birmingham City, Derby County and Stoke City boss succeeds Neil Harris, who resigned on 3 October.

He will keep on Adam Barrett – who had been caretaker boss – as first-team coach, while Callum Davidson and Joe Carnall, who worked with him at Stoke, again form part of his backroom team.

Rowett takes over with Millwall 17th in the table, five points clear of danger.

He was one of three candidates, along with Barrett and Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth, who Millwall assessed for the managerial vacancy left by Harris’ departure after four years in charge.

Millwall’s next game is at home to Cardiff City on Tuesday night, but Rowett’s first game in charge will be on Saturday when his former side Stoke visit The Den.

Other than media work, Rowett has not had a job since being sacked by Stoke after less than eight months in charge in January when they were 14th in the Championship, eight points off a play-off place.

The former Cambridge United, Everton, Blackpool, Derby, Birmingham, Leicester City, Charlton Athletic and Burton right-back, who made 444 appearances in a 19-year professional career, took his first job as a manager at Burton in 2012.

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