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Last Updated: Tuesday, 14 February 2006, 13:23 GMT
Millar appointed Glentoran boss
Paul Millar
Paul Millar takes over from Roy Coyle at Glentoran
Newry City manager Paul Millar has been appointed as the new boss of Irish League champions Glentoran.

Millar, a former player at the Oval, met the Glentoran board on Tuesday morning to agree a contract.

He succeeds Roy Coyle who recently stood down after eight years in charge with the team going through a spell of poor results.

"I had a good time at Newry, but chances like this do not come up every day," Millar told BBC Sport.

"It is a massive step up for me and I think the Glentoran board have shown bravery in appointing a young manager.

"I have ideas on how we can push the club forward and they tie in with those of the directors.

"I was happy at Newry and had built up a good squad but this is something I always wanted - the opportunity to manage a team like Glentoran.

"There were a lot of names mentioned as possible successors to Roy Coyle and, to be honest, I do not care if I was 10th choice."

Millar's first match will be a tricky away game at Cliftonville in the Carnegie Premier League on Saturday.

Then on Monday they start their Setanta Cup campaign away to Shelbourne.

Millar only took over at Newry in November 2005 - his first job in senior management.

He made a quick impact, steering the border club into a top six place in the league.


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