Kyril Louis-Dreyfus has become English football's youngest chairman

LONDON: Kyril Louis-Dreyfus has become English football’s youngest chairman after the 23-year-old completed his takeover of League One side, Sunderland, on Thursday.

Son of late Marseille owner and billionaire Robert Louis-Dreyfus sealed the deal after being granted approval from the English Football League. Louis-Dreyfus originally agreed to purchase a controlling interest in the Black Cats in December.

“I am proud to become a custodian of this esteemed institution, but I also recognise the significant responsibility that comes with it,” Louis-Dreyfus said.

Sunderland is seventh in the third-tier, a point outside the play-offs, as they chase a return to the Championship.

Louis-Dreyfus will also have a trip to Wembley to look forward to with his new club after Sunderland reached the Football League Trophy final with a penalty shootout victory over Lincoln on Wednesday.

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