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Duchatelet nearing Charlton exit in interesting turn of events

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There could be a surprising swap between two Championship clubs this summer, but not for a player, according to WalesOnline.

Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman is reportedly involved in talks with Championship rivals Charlton, Charlton owner Roland Duchatelet wants to sell the club and it is believed Dalman could be the man to take over at The Valley.

Dalman took over as chairman of Cardiff in 2013, and in that period has overseen two seasons in the Premier League, making him one of the most successful chairmen in the club’s history.

It is said he has built up a fantastic working relationship with Neil Warnock, the man he appointed as manager in 2016. Warnock even described him as “the best chairman I’ve ever worked with”.

WalesOnline suggest that talks are now in advanced stages between Dalman and Duchatelet, which would bring an end to the long-term suffering of Addicks fans since Duchatelet took over in 2014.

However, it would still be a tough decision for Dalman to take. He has enjoyed a hugely successful spell with the Bluebirds and brought the fans, players and the board together.

The Verdict

This is huge news for fans of both Cardiff and Charlton, but particularly the latter. Charlton may have got promoted last season but the last five years has arguably been the most turbulent spell in the club’s history due to Duchatelet’s ownership.

Most Charlton fans will be delighted at the prospect of finally getting rid of him, and instead they can look forward to stable ownership under the guidance of a man who has proved he is capable in both the business and football world.

It will be a sad day for Cardiff fans if Dalman departs as he is responsible for a large part of their success in recent years. They have their own controversial owner in Vincent Tan and he will have a very important decision to make on Dalman’s successor if he leaves.

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