JOE EDWARDS is hopeful his ‘diligent’ and ‘loyal’ assistant head coach can help Millwall push on this season.
Andy Myers was hired alongside the 37-year-old last week with the pair sharing a professional relationship for well over a decade.
Like Edwards, Myers, 50, has spent much of his coaching career guiding Chelsea’s youth players and was the loan player technical coach at Stamford Bridge before agreeing to join the Lions.
Edwards told NewsAtDen: “Andy and I probably first worked together around maybe 2009. I was the under-15s coach at Chelsea and he assisted me there. We then went to work together as a coaching team at various different levels across the academy at Chelsea. Andy’s been a head coach himself. He was the under-23s head coach at Chelsea when they won the Premier League 2 [in 2020].
“He did a stint away where he was assistant coach at Vitesse Arnhem in Holland when they won the Dutch Cup the year he was there. I think that was the first trophy they had won in around 30 years.
“So Andy has a vast amount of experience as a coach. Of course he was a player – he played in the Premier League for Chelsea and then for various teams in the football league so Andy also has that long playing career at a high level that I don’t bring to the table.
“We’re incredibly close off the pitch, he’s one of the most loyal people you can meet and I think the players will find him like that as well. He’s very diligent about organising his work but if the players ever need him or any advice or support, it will be fantastic for the players in that sense, as well as myself.”