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Millar vows to help bring the glory days back to Glens

 

Former Glentoran manager Paul Millar
Former Glentoran manager Paul Millar

By Graham Luney

Former Glentoran manager Paul Millar has agreed to return to the club in a coaching role.

Millar has quit as assistant manager at Glenavon to work alongside his long-term friend and new Glens boss Mick McDermott.

McDermott's appointment is linked to a potential takeover driven by a UK-based Iranian entrepreneur.

Former Cardiff City striker Millar was sacked by Glentoran in 2007 after 16 months at the helm but has now agreed to help revive the east Belfast club's fortunes.

His Oval return will cast further doubt on the futures of coaches Gary Smyth, Paul Leeman and Kieran Harding.

Millar, who spent seven years as part of Gary Hamilton's coaching set-up at Mourneview Park, said: "I'm delighted to be involved at the beginning of what we all hope will become a really exciting project if the shareholders approve the proposed investment.

"What we want to do is take the club back to where it belongs - the biggest and best club in Ireland."

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At least £1m will be available to implement full-time training and possibly redevelop The Oval if club shareholders back the proposed takeover.

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