Charlton Athletic have found a new manager with Nigel Adkins taking charge of the League One club.
The club have confirmed this morning that Adkins has put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year deal at the Valley, and he will take his first training session this morning.
Charlton were on the lookout for a new manager following Lee Bowyer’s departure to Birmingham City earlier this week, with Adkins now taking the reins.
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After making his first managerial appointment as owner, Thomas Sandgaard said: “I believe Nigel is the perfect personality, with the perfect background and the perfect experience to get us to where we want to be. Both Nigel and I want us to playing football in the Premier League and I can’t wait to see us there.”
Charlton sit just inside the play-off places in League One, and Adkins will be looking to use his experience to guide them to promotion this term.
The 56-year-old has won promotion four times in his managerial career – twice with Scunthorpe United, and twice with Southampton.
He had been out of work since the end of the 2018/19 season, after leaving Hull City upon the end of his contract at the KCOM Stadium.
Here, we take a look at Charlton fans’ reactions to his appointment at the Valley…
No No No No… awful appointment, complete lack of ambition. Roddy out! So disappointed in Thomas for this mess.
— Steve Maclennan (@Maccn5) March 18, 2021
May not be people's first choice, but I'm happy with it. Adkins has had a successful career at this level, he has a positive attitude which is completely different to Bows, he likes his sides to play attacking football, and gives youth players a chance. Sounds good to me.
— Jamie (@WhyTwoJamie) March 18, 2021
Wouldn’t have been my first choice but we have to be realistic also. Now he’s appointed let’s get behind him 💯 and leave the negative chat behind, fresh slate starts Saturday 👍
— Autumn Figgins (@figgins_autumn) March 18, 2021
God, give the guy a chance. He is not my first choice, but putting things in perspective, a few year sago we would have been happy to have him in charge. Let's all not forget the crap managers we had under Roland.
— Andy Tucker (@4ndytucker) March 18, 2021
Cannot understand how people are unhappy with this
— Kyle Goldsmith (@kylegoldsmith13) March 18, 2021
Gonna fully back him but still won’t forget how disrespectful he has been to us in the past. Going to take a lot for me to like the geezer. Main thing for me is that Jacko is staying. #cafc
— Michael Nourse (@MichaelNourse2) March 18, 2021
Welcome Nigel! Let’s get behind the man, he’s got the experience we need #cafc
— Rory (@rorybennett_) March 18, 2021
Look lets just see what he does, ofc you have to back your manager espically a new on no matter what 🔴⚪️🔴⚪️
— Conall Hyland (@HylandConall) March 18, 2021
Jeez! He's a blast from the past.
— inthezone (@inthezoneuk) March 18, 2021