22 July 2024

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 17: Besart Topalloj of Millwall is dejected after defeat in the FA Youth Cup Third Round match between Millwall and Tottenham Hotspur at The Den on December 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Millwall manager Gary Rowett signs new contract – South London News

There are great expectations for the young Tottenham Hotspur striker who has joined the Championship team on a season-long loan.

Gary Rowett, the manager of Millwall, has detailed how challenging it was to reach an agreement with Tottenham Hotspur for highly-touted young striker Troy Parrott.

The 18-year-old has followed in Harry Kane’s footsteps by moving to The Den on loan, and Millwall had to compete for his services against other clubs from England and other countries that wanted to give the young player playing time.

The young Republic of Ireland international is highly regarded by Spurs, but Jose Mourinho made it clear that he did not believe Parrott was yet ready for regular Premier League play.

Tottenham and Parrott talked to a lot of clubs before deciding on Millwall to give the adolescent a crucial season of development.

Rowett emphasized how difficult it was to close the deal with Spurs.

Millwall manager Gary Rowett signs new contract – South London News

“Yeah, they’re incredibly difficult [to close these kinds of agreements]. What you don’t get, he claimed in a video interview posted on Millwall’s official website, is the ability to call a club or a player and get a prompt response.

There are numerous tasks that need to be completed. Troy and I have had two meetings. I won’t go into too much detail, but he probably spoke with a number of other people.

“Alex [Aldridge, head of recruitment] and Steve [Kavanagh, CEO of Millwall] have been attempting to get the contract with Tottenham where there are all kinds of various caveats, like there are with every transaction, for probably about 10 days. They are simply difficult to do.

There are many other things of interest in the backdrop as well. It’s not the kind of thing that can be completed in two or three days, and the player will have no doubt met with other teams as well. These transactions often take three, four, five, six, or seven weeks to complete, although they can take considerably longer.

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It’s not always straightforward because sometimes you don’t get them right away and then six months later in the following window you do. It’s incredibly difficult, which is why we’re so happy when we complete one because we are arguably the best at understanding how much work is involved in the background.

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