Millwall are set to appoint former boss Neil Harris as their new manager after deciding to part company with Joe Edwards.

The Lions are 21st in the Championship table, one point above the relegation zone. Edwards was appointed to succeed Gary Rowett at the start of November but the move hasn't worked out.

Millwall have won only four of their 19 matches with Edwards in charge and have hurtled towards the bottom three. With Sheffield Wednesday and Queens Park Ranger picking up points at a good rate, the board have now made the decision to end his spell at The Den.

Surprisingly, Harris is the man identified to come in for what is expected to be an appointment beyond the end of the season, according to reports. He is the club's leading all-time scorer and spent four-and-a-half years at the club in his first managerial role before stepping down in October 2019.

READ MORE: Eustace outlines Rovers' first priority

Harris has since been at Gillingham in League Two before leaving the club and taking the reigns at Cambridge United earlier this season in League One. Remarkably, he is now set to have managed in all three EFL divisions in the same season.

Millwall became the latest Championship club to quickly U-turn on a change of approach. Rowett left after four years with the club keen to evolve and develop their playing style, plumping for Edwards who had been England Under-20 coach.

Sunderland similarly sacked Tony Mowbray to appoint Michael Beale. He was instantly unpopular on Wearside and was dismissed earlier this week after a short spell. Birmingham City abandoned their Wayne Rooney project too after letting go of Blackburn Rovers boss John Eustace and then went for Mowbray.

Arguably, only Danny Rohl at Sheffield Wednesday and Marti Cifuentes at QPR have been successful managerial changes. Eustace, of course, may join that list but can't be judged after only three games in charge at Ewood Park.

Rovers are six points above the relegation zone after picking up five points in their last four games since Jon Dahl Tomasson left.