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Berylson: Rowett the "perfect fit"

The chairman speaks after securing services of new manager

21 October 2019

Lions chairman John Berylson believes that new boss Gary Rowett is "the perfect fit" for Millwall.

After a lengthy and thorough recruitment process, Rowett has been confirmed as the club’s new manager and will take charge of his team for the first time against Stoke City this coming Saturday 26th October.

Callum Davidson, Adam Barrett, Lee Turner and Joe Carnall will assist Rowett and Berylson, who led the final stage of the interview process, is excited for the start of a new era at The Den.

"First and foremost I’d like to welcome Gary to Millwall," he told

"As a club we took our time throughout the process of appointing a new manager, ensuring we were as thorough and diligent as possible, and it was ultimately agreed that Gary was the perfect fit for us.

"He is someone with an outstanding reputation and at the young age of 45 still has many years ahead of him in the game.

"Gary is someone who we know will embrace the challenge of taking Millwall forward and will fully immerse himself into the culture of this unique and wonderful football club.

"He has proved himself to be an excellent leader in all of his previous jobs and arrives with great experience of exactly what it takes to be successful in The Championship.

"As a club we are committed to building and progressing year after year, both on and off the pitch, and we’re excited to continue to do so with Gary at the helm.

"We had both the short and long-term interests of the football club in mind when making this decision and everyone is looking forward to working with Gary and his coaching staff in the months and years ahead.

"I’d like to thank Steve Kavanagh, the board of directors, Scott Fitzgerald, Alex Aldridge and other senior staff for their hard work and total professionalism throughout this recruitment process. This marks the start of a new beginning for the club and complete unity between management, players, staff and supporters will be key to future successes."

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