Curbishley was talking to Sky Sports on Monday morning, and provided his perspective on Bob Peeters’ sacking from the club after just 25 league games in charge. The former Addicks boss, who has been out of management for seven years, was open about a return to the Championship outfit.
He told Sky Sports: “If they wanted to talk to me, I would talk to them. I think they’ve probably got someone lined up.”
Curbishley had a 15 year spell in charge of Charlton during their fairytale period, where they were promoted to the Premier League and became an established top flight side. The 57 year old is, in some supporters eyes, the best Charlton manager of all time.
Charlton have been on a bumpy ride since his departure in 2006. They were relegated from the Premier League in 2007 and then from the Championship in 2009. After a promising start to the season, the Addicks have struggled with no win since November 8th.
Charlton owner Roland Duchatelet has come under fire for Peeters’ sacking, as the majority of supporters understood the difficult challenge he faced with limited investment. It’s vital that the next manager who comes in can implement some stability, which starts with addressing the club’s poor home form.
The Addicks currently sit in 14th position in the Sky Bet Championship, having accumulated 31 points from 25 league games.