Former Blues frontman Harris lands Cambridge role

Cambridge United have appointed former Southend United striker Neil Harris as their new first-team Head Coach.

The 46-year-old, previously in charge at Millwall, Cardiff City and Gillingham joins the U’s after signing an 18-month contract to succeed Mark Bonner at the Abbey Stadium.

Speaking to regarding his appointment, Harris enthused: “I am super excited and really pleased to be here. It’s a brilliant project in motion here and I just want to come and add some value to that.

“I have seen the team evolve over the past four or five years and have always followed the results from my connections with the Club from my younger days. I have always had an affinity with Cambridge but the players here have some brilliant attributes that suit the way I want to play.

“I want us to be a Cambridge United side that people fear playing against. I want to win games of football and address recent results as quickly as I can. It’s certainly not revolution, it’s about evolution and supporting the players that are already and trying to get a little more out of them.”

Harris will be assisted by Barry Corr, who stood in as interim manager for the U’s 4-0 FA Cup victory over Fleetwood Town on Saturday and Kevin Betsy, both of whom continue in their roles as assistant head coaches at the club.