Charlton Athletic are set to appoint Karel Fraeye as their caretaker manager according to South London Today. He was recently assistant manager to Jose Riga during his time at The Valley back in 2014.
The 37-year-old is currently in charge of VW Hamme, who currently play in the Belgian Third Division, currently sitting in 12th place and an 18 team division. Addicks owner Roland Duchatelet fired Guy Luzon on Saturday night following the 3-0 home defeat to London rivals Brentford. However they now appear to have found a new man to replace him, for the short-term at least.
Damian Matthew and David Martane, who were also part of Luzon’s coaching team, were also both relieved of their duties along with the Head Coach. Fraeye and Riga both successfully helped Charlton avoid relegation during their previous spell, and the then number two is set to be given the number one role in attempting to achieve a similar outcome.
Fraeye is currently 1/10 in the betting with most firms to become the new Charlton Athletic manager. Duchatelet was familiar with Luzon prior to his appointment and he now looks set to appoint the third Dutchman since he took over the club. In addition to Riga, Bob Peeters was also given the job, but only lasted six months.
Fraeye is expected to be in the dugout this Saturday when they take on Middlesbrough. The Addicks currently sit inside the Championship relegation places on goal difference.