Charlton Athletic boss Lee Bowyer is waiting for members of his backroom staff to negotiate new contracts with the club before putting pen to paper on his own fresh terms, according to London News Online.
Bowyer previously confirmed he is close to signing a new contract with the South Londoners, and it has now emerged he could sign the deal later this week once his assistant Johnnie Jackson and goalkeeping coach Andy Marshall have also agreed terms.
The Addicks is set to see his current contract expire in July after he signed a one-year deal back in June, but he has been holding discussions over extending his stay at The Valley ever since East Street Investments completed their takeover of the club.
Bowyer has been a success since his appointment in 2018, with the 43-year-old having guided the club to promotion from League One last term, but they have been badly hit by injuries this season which has seen them win just one of their last 17 matches.
Charlton are now desperate to add further numbers to their squad this month following the loan arrival of Aston Villa winger Andre Green, with Bristol Rovers striker Jonson Clarke-Harris and Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty among the latest names to be linked.
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There can be no doubt that Bowyer has been absolutely integral to Charlton’s recent success given his achievement in getting them promoted on a limited budget last term, and it would give the club some security if he signed a new deal.
This would ensure that the Addicks have the required stability to help achieve their eventual aim of Premier League promotion, while it would eliminate any question marks over Bowyer’s future ahead of their survival bid during the rest of the campaign.
It would also be helpful if Charlton could get the deal over the line before the last week of the transfer window, as this would enable the club to turn their attention to transfers, while the added stability could convince potential signings to join the club.