Mick Harford

Mick Harford was most recently Chief Recruitment Officer at Luton Town.

He was previously part of Millwall's coaching staff in June 2013 having served as the assistant manager of MK Dons in the previous campaign.

Previously, Harford was in charge of Luton Town where he won silverware during his time at Kenilworth Road.

He began his coaching career with Wimbledon before becoming Joe Kinnear's assistant at Luton. Harford played a major part in the successful promotion season of 2001–02, as Luton were promoted back to the Second Division.

Harford also served as Director of Football, as well as first-team coach at Luton. He then helped Mike Newell to a 10th place finish, before moving onto the City Ground to again assist Joe Kinnear this time at Nottingham Forest.

Harford was then appointed caretaker manager after the departure of Kinnear. He then left the club in January 2005 after Gary Megson was then appointed manager.

In February 2005, Harford joined Swindon Town to work with Andy King before being appointed manager of Rotherham United in April. Harford would remain in charge at Rotherham until December where he would be replaced by Alan Knill. After leaving The Millers he would have a short spell at Millwall.

He joined Colchester United in the summer of 2006, becoming the club's assistant manager to his former Derby County team-mate Geraint Williams. Queens Park Rangers then appointed him as assistant manager at in June 2007 and he also served as caretaker after the departure of John Gregory.

In January 2008, Harford was confirmed as the new manager of Luton Town. At the start of the 2008-09 season the club were docked 30 points.

Despite this, Harford led Luton Town to victory in the Football League Trophy final against Scunthorpe United on 5 April 2009. The tie ended 3–2 after extra time and saw a crowd of 40,000 Luton fans make the trip to Wembley Stadium. Harford left Luton with the club eighth in the Blue Square Premier - one point off the play-offs in October 2009.

As a player, Harford began his career with Lincoln City in 1977 before spells at Newcastle United, Bristol City and Birmingham City.

Then Luton Town manager David Pleat signed Harford for a £250,000 fee. During his time at Luton, Harford earned two England team caps, against Israel in February 1988 and against Denmark in November 1988.

Harford won the League Cup in 1988 with Luton against Arsenal. He also scored in the Final the following year in the side's 3-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest. He transferred to Derby County in January 1990 for £450,000 before returning to Luton.

Spells at Chelsea, Sunderland, Coventry City would follow before joining Wimbledon in August 1994, where Harford would move into a coaching role at Selhurst Park.

Mick is also a graduate of the LMA's Certificate in Applied Management at Warwick University.

Honours (4)
  • personal-awards
    • Luton Town:
      • Manager of the Year, League One, (14/05/2019)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League One, (31/03/2019)
  • league-titles
    • Luton Town:
      • Sky Bet League One Title, (11/05/2019)
  • domestic-trophies
    • Luton Town:
      • Johnstone Paint Trophy Winners, (2009-04-05)
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