LONDON — Topper Stewart Till’s future when he leaves UIP at the end of the year may still be uncertain, but he’s already got a job on the side as chairman of Millwall, one of Blighty’s most infamous soccer clubs.
Till’s a passionate part-time soccer player, and his non-executive, unpaid Millwall post will not interfere with his duties at United Intl. Pictures.
Although Millwall has a history of hooliganism and its semi-official slogan is “No one likes us, we don’t care,” Till’s been a fan of the club since he was 8 and calls the job “a childhood dream come true.”
He doesn’t intend to leave the film industry for a career in sport management. “I’d like to earn my living from film while having the pleasure of chairing Millwall,” he said.
Till’s appointment comes as Millwall is relegated to a lower league, and Till says his first priority is to find a new manager to replace David Tuttle, who ankled two weeks ago.