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BREAKING: Charlton Athletic appoint Bob Peeters as head coach

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After much speculation, Charlton Athletic have finally confirmed the appointment of Bob Peeters as their new head coach following Jose Riga’s exit.

Despite guiding the Addicks to Championship safety last season, Riga was let go and has now been officially replaced by the Belgian, formerly the manager of Waasland-Beveren. Peeters did spend two years as a player with South East London rivals Millwall and has previously managed Cercle Brugge and Gent, both in Belgium.

Peeters has been appointed as Charlton's new manager

Peeters has been appointed as Charlton’s new manager

The appointment is another step in a direction that is becoming rapidly more familiar to Addicks fans due to the ownership of Roland Duchatelet who also owns Belgian club Standard Liege.

It does not come as a surprise following the past week of speculation, heavily linking the ex-striker with a move to the Valley.

A spokesman for Peeters’ former club Waasland-Beveren said “it came as a huge surprise to us” when asked about the future of the popular manager.

“He was doing really well and was popular with the supporters. There was no ¬†sign he wanted to leave”.


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