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Charlton Athletic move to appoint 50-year-old ruled out

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Charlton Athletic will not be appointing Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as Johnnie Jackson’s successor, according to Richard Cawley at South London Press. 

The Addicks are on the lookout for a new manager to lead them into the 2022/23 campaign, after parting company with Jackson earlier in the week.

Jackson was initially appointed on an interim basis before being offered the job permanently after pulling Charlton away from trouble in League One.

Ultimately, they finished 13th and never troubled the top-six under Jackson’s watch, with owner, Thomas Sandgaard, highlighting the playing style as a reason to call for change.

It’s been reported by Richard Cawley on Twitter that Hasselbaink will not be in the running to replace Jackson at Charlton.

Alan Nixon, though, has previously reported that Barnsley would be interested in talking to the 50-year-old regarding their vacancy at Oakwell.

Hasselbaink is currently in-charge of Charlton’s League One rivals, Burton Albion.

The Dutchman led the Brewers to 16th in the table last season, well away from the relegation picture and the trouble he initially inherited at the Pirelli Stadium.

Nevertheless, his side were still six points adrift of Charlton, despite the Addicks’ disappointing season.

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The Verdict 

It’s not that Hasselbaink is a poor manager by League One standards, it’s just that Charlton have to be a touch more progressive when it comes to replacing Jackson, in the eyes of the fans anyway.

There are some really good candidates out there that will fuel belief rather than someone like Hasselbaink.

You can’t be sure which direction Sandgaard will go from here, but this update suggests there won’t be a move to lure Hasselbaink out of Burton.

Thoughts? Let us know! 


Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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