Gillingham owner Brad Galinson has given an update as the club search for Neil Harris’ successor.

“Gillingham’s owner, Brad Galinson, has provided an update on the ongoing search for Neil Harris’ successor. Galinson revealed that the club is in discussions with candidates from various parts of the world as they seek to find the right replacement for Harris.

The Gills had a busy summer in preparation for their first full season under new ownership. Despite a positive start, recent results took a dip, leading to Harris’s surprising dismissal last week. Keith Millen has taken temporary charge and led the team to victory against MK Dons, placing Gillingham in third position in League Two.

All eyes are on the owner as they await the announcement of the permanent replacement for the former Millwall chief. Galinson shared an update on social media, stating, “The process is going well. We are being methodical and carefully evaluating candidates from around the world. We are not rushing, as this decision is of great long-term significance. We are confident that Keith will maintain our course while I make the decision about the right person to lead us forward.”


This update is likely to be appreciated by fans, as it offers insight into the progress of the search. It’s clear that the club is taking a measured approach and not rushing into a decision, which is the prudent course of action. Gillingham is currently in a strong position for automatic promotion, reducing the urgency to make an immediate appointment.

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Additionally, Keith Millen’s experience provides stability as the team’s leader. The update suggests the club’s commitment to long-term planning, and their willingness to consider candidates from around the world demonstrates their openness to making a bold choice if the right individual emerges.

The latest update from Galinson also implies that a decision won’t be made in the next few days, so Millen is likely to remain in charge for the upcoming match against Walsall. This puts the focus on the squad to maintain strong performances, buoyed by their recent win against MK Dons.

The fact that the team has been winning reduces the immediate pressure on the owners to appoint a new manager. They will likely spend the next few days narrowing down the list of viable candidates. As Galinson emphasizes, this decision is pivotal for Gillingham’s future, aiming not only for promotion but for a long-term project aligned with the owner’s vision.

The appointment of the new manager will be an intriguing development, but for now, the team’s concentration is on the upcoming weekend fixture.”

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