As expected, Karel Fraeye has been appointed as the Interim Head Coach of Charlton Athletic. The news was revealed on their official club website late last night.

Israeli Guy Luzon was sacked on Saturday following the 3-0 home defeat to Brentford, but the club have acted swiftly in announcing a replacement, albeit only a temporary one. It was been announced that Fraeye will take charge with immediate effect ‘while the club undertake the process to appoint a Head Coach on a permanent basis’. This would suggest that another new manager can be expected in the near future, possibly ex-Cardiff and Watford boss Malky Mackay.

37-year-old Fraeye is no stranger to The Valley having worked as assistant to Jose Riga towards the end of the 2-13/14 campaign. During that spell the pair guided the Addicks safely away from the Championship relegation places, and he’ll be hoping to make a similar impact now. He will be assisted by fellow Belgian Wim De Corte, who takes on the role as Interim Assistant Head Coach. Both took training today.

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Fraeye holds a UEFA A coaching license, so he’ll certainly look to make an instant impact on the training ground in a bid to transform recent results. He will take charge for the first time on Saturday against Middlesbrough, a game which involved two teams who are out of form.


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