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Lee Bowyer, Charlton saga in line for yet another twist in wake of statement

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Lee Bowyer is set for further talks with Charlton Athletic owner Roland Duchatelet after it was revealed that he had failed to agree a contract extension with the club.

The 42-year-old has done a remarkable job with the Addicks since he was appointed around 18 months ago with the undoubted highlight the recent promotion after victory against Sunderland at Wembley.

Therefore, many expected a contract extension for Bowyer would be straightforward even though the manager was approaching the final weeks of his current deal.

However, the club announced on their official site this afternoon that an agreement could not be reached and it appeared as though Bowyer would be moving on.

Yet, the South London Press have stated that further talks will take place tomorrow between Bowyer and Duchatelet, which suggests that a deal could still be agreed.

The initial statement from the club stated that Bowyer’s demands were too high, although Times reporter Matt Hughes has revealed that the manager was offered a one-year deal worth £200,000 which is comfortably lower than many fellow Championship bosses.

The Verdict

This gives a glimmer of hope to Charlton fans as they will be desperate for Bowyer to stay as he is a hero to them after the work he has done.

But, there’s clearly major issues going on with the owner, as there has been some time, so people will still be fearing the worst.

Hopefully the reaction from the fans to the news will prompt Duchatelet to offer Bowyer a deal that he deserves but you can’t really see it happening.

Thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

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