Charlton Athletic have appointed Lee Bowyer as their manager on a permanent basis, as confirmed by their official club website.
He was placed in caretaker charge in March after the Addicks sacked Karl Robinson and helped get them into the Play-Offs last season. He has now been given the full-time role after two wins in six games in this campaign.
Bowyer delved into the transfer window over the summer to put his own stamp on Charlton. He signed Krystian Bielek, Lyle Taylor, Darren Pratley, Jed Steer, Josh Cullen and Jamie Ward and is hoping to guide the London side to promotion this season.
Charlton were relegated to League One in 2016 and have had their problems off the pitch regarding the toxic ownership of Roland Duchâtelet. However, the appointment of Lee Bowyer will be some good news for their fans.
Bowyer, who is 41-years-old, racked up 604 appearances as a player. He had spells at Charlton, Leeds United, West Ham United, Newcastle United, Birmingham City and Ipswich Town. He won the League Cup with Birmingham in 2011 and gained one cap for the England national team.
He is now looking to make a name for himself in management with Charlton. Here is how their fans have reacted on Twitter to the news of his permanent appointment-
— B Evans (@bryndal50) September 6, 2018
Lee Bowyer thoroughly deserves the full-time job. Not that it wasn't inevitable, but nice to see it in writing.
— Paddy P (@PatrickPamment) September 6, 2018
Does Lee getting the full time managers role mean the takeover isn’t happening or happening, very interesting. Glad though, he’s been brilliant. #cafc
— BigBlue (@smit112) September 6, 2018
Cracking news about Lee Bowyer need to push on now #cafc
— Liam Jones (@LiamCAFC) September 6, 2018
Bowyer named manager, rightly deserved. #cafc
— Paul Glover (@Glovepup) September 6, 2018