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Millwall appoint Berylson as chairman

New Millwall chairman James Berylson has told fans he will "strive to fulfill the legacy" of his late father, John, as the club begins "a new era".

John Berylson, 70, was killed on July 4 when his car veered off the road in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and his funeral was held in his native Boston on Monday.

The loss of the much-loved chairman has shaken Millwall, although the club's ownership has remained unchanged and on Friday morning James - known as Jimmy - announced that he had succeeded his father as chairman.

"Dad had a deep and infectious love for Millwall," James, 42, wrote in an open letter to supporters. "He cared passionately about the players, staff, management and, most importantly, our supporters. It is a love that spread throughout the Berylson family and Millwall has become a huge part of our lives for so long now

"I have witnessed incredible moments of joy, drama and success at The Den alongside my Dad and these memories will last a lifetime. From this day forward, though, it is about creating new ones.

"John Berylson, our Chairman, had dreams for this club. He had a vision and a plan, and I am fiercely determined and passionate about continuing his work and building on this foundation.

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