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Olly bond with Berylson 'unreal'

Last Updated: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:50

Ian Holloway insists he would not leave Millwall for any other club in the world.

The Lions' American chairman John Berylson last week appointed Holloway as manager on a two-and-a-half year contract.

Millwall lost their first game under the former Crystal Palace boss at Huddersfield thanks to a last-minute goal and this Saturday face Ipswich in Holloway's first home match in charge.

The 50-year-old says he has been "blown away" by the faith shown in him by Berylson and chief executive Andy Ambler.

"I've guaranteed those gentlemen that if any team in the world came in for me right now, I wouldn't go," he said..

"I had calls from another club and met other people as well, but these people just blew me away.

"The things I have in common with this American gentleman are just unreal.

"When we started talking we spent three-and-a-half hours on the phone. And it wasn't about Millwall really, the last phone call was about a book about war criminals.

"Because he is so far away he needs someone he can trust to run his company, so he trusts me and Andy to run it. I've never met a man like him."

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