Boss Lee Bowyer stays at Charlton Athletic: This has been a long process and I never wanted to leave, I love this club. I’d like to thank the owner for giving me the initial opportunity and now for continuing to believe in me
CHARLTON ATHLETIC have confirmed that manager Lee Bowyer has agreed a contract extension with the club – just hours after turning down the clubs offer yesterday afternoon.
Bowyer led Charlton to promotion last season, as his team capped a tremendous year with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Sunderland in the League One play-off final at Wembley.
After a period of negotiation Bowyer has penned a one-year contract extension as the club embarks on its first season back in the Championship.
Bowyer told www.cafc.co.uk: “We went on a real journey last season. The club came together - the players, the staff, the fans and we achieved something special. The journey hasn’t finished yet and I’m delighted this has all been agreed.
“This has been a long process and I never wanted to leave, I love this club. I’d like to thank the owner for giving me the initial opportunity and now for continuing to believe in me.
“We have a fantastic fanbase here and my focus continues to be getting our squad in the best possible shape for the Championship next season.”
Charlton Athletic owner Roland Duchatelet added: “What Lee has achieved in his short time at the club is very impressive. He has united the club once again.
“I would like to thank Lee for his professionalism during this process. While the negotiations have been ongoing, he has continued to work on building a squad for the club’s Championship campaign. Stability is essential and I am very pleased we now have the best man in place to lead us forward next season.”
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