Millwall chairman Berylson confirms departure of coach Shaw

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MILLWALL chairman John Berylson has confirmed that former first-team coach Richard Shaw has left the club.

The Lions board had previously refused to comment on reports that the 43-year-old had been sacked in April.

But Berylson has now admitted that Shaw has been removed from his post – and hinted that boss Kenny Jackett was responsible for making the decision.

He told the South London Press: "I do not see myself as hierarchical but I do think if you give someone responsibility for a task, they should not have staff foisted upon them.

"The broader picture is that people who run an organisation should be allowed to have people working for them that they think will get the best results in terms of what they are trying to do. And in this case, I do not question the decision that has been taken.

"Richard was great for this club and one of my favourite members of staff. He was a great player and won our Player of the Season award in 2007.

"I think the world of him – and think he has a very bright future in front of him. He will do very well. He is intelligent, professional and would be an asset wherever he chooses to go and work."

Former West Ham defender Tim Breacker, who had previously been working as a scout for the Lions, has been promoted to first-team coach since Shaw's exit.

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