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Charlton Athletic owner Roland Duchatelet has sold Belgian club Standard Liege, reports City A.M. 

Duchatelet has sold Standard

Duchatelet has sold Standard

Despite the sale, Duchatelet insists he is keen to continue working in football.

The multi-millionaire, who added Charlton to his portfolio of clubs in January 2014,  called an immediate press conference this morning to say he has sold Standard to the club’s vice president Bruno Venanzi.

The Belgian said things has become “complicated” at Standard where his ownership of the club was met by fan opposition and protests.

Including Charlton, Duchatelet owns German fourth division side Carl Zeiss Jena, Alcoron in the Spanish second division, Hungarians Ujpest and Belgian second division side Sint-Truidense.

The 68-year-old divides opinion amongst Addicks fans with some questioning the direction he is taking the club in, while others remain supportive.

Duchatelet made it clear he wanted to stay in football and told the L’Avernir:“I will stay in football. But not Belgian football.”

It is understood that the Belgian paid €34 million (£24.2m) for Standard four years ago.

What do you make to the news Charlton fans? Do you have faith in your club owner? How do you think you will fare next season? Let us know in the comments section below!


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