Dean Holden has agreed a long-term contract with Charlton Athletic, reports South London Press.
Holden, 43, took over at Charlton Athletic back in December after the club sacked Ben Garner. Results improved and Holden quickly dragged the Addicks up the table, leading to widespread interest in Holden from the likes of Huddersfield Town and more recently, Oxford United.
The former Bristol City boss only signed a deal until the end of the season, but South London Press are now reporting that Holden is ‘set to stay on as Charlton Athletic manager after agreeing a contract extension’, with his new deal just awaiting confirmation from the League Managers Association.
Holden has so far overseen 13 league games in charge of Charlton, winning five of those. His side currently sit in 16th place of the table after a mini dip in form which has seen the Addicks go four games without a win, having lost 2-0 against Plymouth Argyle last time out.
A good move?
Holden certainly started well at Charlton, but form has since dropped and it’s highlighting the need for Holden to have a proper summer transfer window at the club. And the fact that he looks set to stay on is good news for the club as it’ll bring a degree of stability to Charlton, who’ve not had so much of that in recent years.
There’s certainly a long way to go before Charlton are competing at the top end of the League One table. But in Holden they have a manager who can grind out results, and now he just needs a bit of backing in the transfer window so that he can the necessary quality to the side.
Up next is a home game v Accrington Stanley this weekend, in what is a good chance for the Addicks to return to winning ways.