Charlton Athletic terminate Guy Luzon's contract after recent downturn in results

Saturday 24th October 2015

CHARLTON ATHLETIC have terminated the contract of head coach Guy Luzon with immediate effect.

The news came after the club suffered a 3-0 defeat at home to Brentford today, which leaves The Valley outfit sitting in the relegation zone in the Championship, having won two, drawn four and lost seven of their league outings this season.

The 40-year-old was appointed in January and won 12 of his 36 games in charge. The club finished in 12th-place last season.

The contracts of assistant head coach Damian Matthew and first team coach David Martane have also been terminated.

A club statement, posted on said: “Luzon arrived at The Valley in January and oversaw an impressive run of results to secure a 12th-place finish in the Championship last term.

“However, given the recent downturn in results and following Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Brentford which leaves the Addicks in 22nd position, the board felt they had to make a change at this time.”

Martane arrived in the summer having previously worked with Luzon at Belgian Pro League side Standard Liège, while Matthew ends a nine-year association with Charlton, having initially arrived as Youth Coach in 2006. 

“The club would like to thank the trio for their efforts and a further statement will be made in due course.”

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