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Charlton Athletic confirm permanent appointment of manager and eyes promotion

Charlton Athletic have confirmed the appointment of Lee Bowyer as their permanent first-team manager.

Bowyer took over as caretaker manager in March after former manager Karl Robinson was sacked by the League One club and guided Charlton to the League One playoffs last season.

The former Charlton player won six of their final 10 league games before losing to Shrewsbury in the playoff semi finals.

As it stands, Charlton sit in 10th, picking up two wins, two draws and two defeats.

Bowyer spoke to the club’s website: “I’m delighted and very proud to be appointed Manager. I said when I first took charge that it was a fairytale to be back working at Charlton, the club I started playing at. I love the club and will give everything to get promotion.

“We got the players in that we wanted this summer and this now gives us the stability. The players and the staff have been brilliant and I am looking forward to continuing working with them as together we aim for promotion.

“The fans have been outstanding too and I want to thank them for all their support at the end of last season and the beginning of this season. They have supported me from that first minute of my first game against Plymouth and we all want to do well for them.

“I’d like to thank the owner too for having belief in me and giving me the opportunity and Richard Murray whose support and guidance has been important during my time here.”

 

Supporters were thrilled with the news, however some were concerned that they were not hearing much about a takeover of the club – check out that Twitter reaction on the next page.

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