Charlton Athletic part company with manager Nigel Adkins after seven months in charge

Thursday 21st October 2021

CHARLTON ATHLETIC have parted company with manager Nigel Adkins, after only seven months in charge at The Valley.

The Addicks have won only two of their 13 League One games and are in the relegation zone after their 3-2 home defeat to Accrington Stanley on Tuesday night.

Charlton Athletic have won only one of their past eight league games, having failed to win any of their last four and are sitting in the bottom three with nine points.

Owner Thomas Sandgaard said in a statement: “Nigel joined us at the end of last season and had an immediate impact, as we finished the season well, just missing out on a play-off place on goal difference.  Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to carry that form into this season.

“I’d like to thank Nigel for his hard work, positivity and continued professionalism during his time at the club.  We are all disappointed that it hasn’t worked out this season and we wish him the very best for the future.”

Johnnie Jackson will take the role of caretaker manager and will be assisted by Jason Euell.

Jackson took one game in his previous role as caretaker manager in early March, when the Addicks beat Bristol Rovers 3-2 at The Valley.

He will take training this morning, ahead of Saturday’s trip to second-placed side Sunderland.

Meanwhile, Academy forward Hady Ghandour has joined Vanarama National League South side Maidstone United on loan until 20 November.

The 21-year old joined the club in the summer of 2020 from Tooting & MItcham and became a key part of the Addicks' U23 side, before making his senior debut in the Papa John's Trophy against Leyton Orient at The Valley last November.

He has since made two more first-team appearances for Charlton in cup competitions and earned his first senior international cap for Lebanon when he came off the bench against South Korea in September.

Ghandour will now join up with Hakan Hayrettin's side for a further taste of senior football, with the Stones currently second in the table with five wins, two draws and one defeat from their eight games, so far this term.

The Stones host midtable Dorking Wanderers on Saturday.

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