Charlton Athletic have today confirmed that Lee Bowyer will take charge of the club for the rest of the 2017/18 season, confirmed by their club website.
The Addicks have won Bowyer’s first three games in charge, scoring nine goals and conceding just one in a run of form that has taken them into the play-off spots.
The club are currently in takeover discussions with two separate parties and while the sale of the club has not been finalised, it has been confirmed that one of the conditions of the sale, agreed by both parties interested in purchasing, will be that Bowyer is kept on as Caretaker Manager, with Johnnie Jackson continuing as his assistant, until the end of the season.
Bowyer said: “I have been really pleased with the lads. They have done everything I have asked of them since I’ve come in. I’m pleased that I have been given until the end of the season but the focus does not change. We want to make the play-offs and I believe we will.”
Club director Richard Murray said: “Lee has done a fantastic job since taking charge and the results demonstrate the players have really responded to him. You can also hear the relationship he, along with Johnnie, have with Charlton fans from the reaction they get on a matchday.”
Charlton returned to the League One play-off places after a convincing victory over rivals Rotherham United on Easter Monday.
Fourth-placed Rotherham similarly remain in contention despite struggling as Michal Zyro’s first-half finish and two goals from Joe Aribo secured Charlton’s latest three points.
Charlton fans are delighted that Lee Bowyer remains in the hot seat until the end of the season:
— Jon (@JTedders92) April 4, 2018
— Hungry Ted (@HungryTed) April 4, 2018
— Adam Highsted (@AdamHighsted) April 4, 2018
— bristol addick (@bristoladdick) April 4, 2018