Charlton Athletic confirms important club decision

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Charlton Athletic has parted ways with manager Nigel Adkins after only seven months in his charge.

The sacking comes after a poor start to the 2021-22 season in which it leaves the Addicks in 22nd position in League One, losing their last two games to Lincoln City and Accrington Stanley – the latter a 3-2 loss at The Valley on Tuesday night .

Adkins arrived at the London club in March, just days after Lee Bowyer stepped down as manager for Birmingham City and he was the first managerial hire for owner Thomas Sandgaard since his takeover in September 2020.

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The Addicks have lost only once in the last 10 games of the 2020-21 season – including five wins – but they failed to sneak into the playoffs on the last day of the season, but they had to create a big push for promotion this season.

Although Sandgaard has invested in the squad with several players arriving for undisclosed fees over the summer, the start of the campaign has been nothing short of disastrous, with Charlton having just two wins in 13 games – losing eight – and it ultimately cost Adkins his job.

Johnnie Jackson will oversee the interim manager role until a replacement is found and another club icon in Jason Euell will assist him in the job.

The verdict

It was a decision that had to be made quickly and in truth it could have happened a few weeks ago.

Adkins is used to being a good manager at Ligue 1 level, but unfortunately it didn’t quite work out for him at Charlton, despite the fact that he was able to attract a good number of talented players. .

It will undoubtedly have been a tough decision for Thomas Sandgaard who has now had to make his first really big call as chairman of Charlton.

But now he’s got to be looking for Adkins’ successor and you’d expect a younger, more expressive manager to take the reins in the near future, unless the pair Jackson and Euell impress massively.

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